How to get started
We recognize that kidney disease impacts your health and quality of life; therefore, our goal is for you to receive a kidney transplant as soon as possible. The first step is to complete an application and health history form. The forms are also available in English and Spanish. If you have any questions at any time, please contact us.
Each patient referred for a transplant undergoes an evaluation including various physical examinations, diagnostic tests and educational meetings, usually performed on an outpatient basis. To be considered for a kidney transplant, you must have a diagnosis of end-stage renal disease without any conditions that would exclude you from getting a transplant. It is not necessary to be on dialysis prior to transplant.
If you are an approved candidate for transplant, you have several treatment options. You may choose a living donor transplant, which has proven to be the best option; a paired donor transplant, or a deceased donor transplant.
The Baylor Hispanic Kidney Transplant Center is dedicated to navigating you and your family through the kidney transplant journey and providing you with a personalized experience that addresses your family’s needs and meets your expectations.