Center for Transplantation

Nevada's first kidney transplant took place at UMC on Christmas Day 1989. Since then many patients have received the gift of life through the transplant program.

After transplantation many people enjoy a better quality of life by being able to return to work, school, hobbies, and family activities. To date, over 850 people have received a kidney transplant at UMC.

Because of advances in surgical techniques, post-transplant medications and careful follow-up, organ transplantation is now the most successful treatment choice for people with different types of kidney diseases. UMC kidney transplant patients now enjoy a success rate of greater than 97% at one year.

Only an organized team of specialists can give you a comprehensive view of the entire transplant process. As such, the UMC multidisciplinary transplant team is comprised of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers, financial counselors, and Living Donor coordinators who will happily assist you with all your transplantation questions and concerns.

Mission and Vision

  • MISSION: Through service, teaching and research we partner with transplant patients and their loved ones offering hope, comfort and healing through their transplant experience.
  • VISION: To be a Center of Excellence that expands the frontiers of care and hope to Nevada patients.

Contact Us

901 Rancho Lane, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89106

Phone: 702-383-2224
Fax: 702-383-3035

In the News

Click on the following articles to read and watch media coverage about the UMC Center for Transplantation

August 9, 2014 Las Vegan donates kidney to wife of 44 years
July 23, 2012 Las Vegas sisters share the gift of life through transplant

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