With one of the largest kidney transplant programs in Texas and more than a 30 year history of providing transplant services, we recognize that kidney disease impacts your health and quality of life, therefore, our goal is for you to understand your treatment options. If you have a diagnosis of end-stage renal disease and don’t have any conditions that would exclude you from getting a transplant, you may be considered as a candidate for a kidney transplant. Your physician will refer you to a Baylor Scott & White Health kidney transplant center for a complete evaluation that includes a series of physical examinations, diagnostic tests and educational meetings.
It is not necessary to be on dialysis prior to transplant. Pre-dialysis candidates should have a kidney function less than or equal to 20 percent to be placed on the transplant waiting list. If you are eligible for a kidney transplant and your insurer has cleared the procedure, you’ll be placed on our kidney transplant list and registered with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the national organ-donor system.
To learn more about kidney transplant, see our patient guide: Pathway to Kidney Transplant