The first kidney transplant was performed in the mid-1950s and transplant has since become the preferred treatment for patients with end-stage renal disease. Although this procedure is now over 70 years old, there are still a lot of misconceptions about it. Test your kidney transplant knowledge with these seven vital questions.

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About Transplant Services

For more than four decades, UPMC Transplant Services has been a leader in organ transplantation. Our clinicians have performed more than 20,000 organ transplant procedures, making UPMC one of the foremost organ transplant centers in the world. We are home to some of the world’s foremost transplant experts and take on some of the most challenging cases. Through research, we have developed new therapies that provide our patients better outcomes — so organ recipients can enjoy better health with fewer restrictions. Above all, we are committed to providing compassionate, complete care that can change – and save – our patients’ lives. Visit our website to find a provider near you.