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Kidney Transplant Program

The Hennepin Healthcare Transplant Program is a collaborative effort among professionals who specialize in the pre-transplant, operative, and long-term follow-up care of End-Stage Renal disease patients, in partnership with their primary physician or nephrologist. We have performed more than 3,000 kidney transplants and are a leader of innovation in kidney transplant.

Transplant Program

913 South 7th Street | Blue Building, Level 1
Minneapolis MN 55415

Clinic hours:

7 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday

Appointments:

612-873-7700 | 888-345-0816

The Hennepin Healthcare Transplant Program

  • Performed the first kidney transplant in 1963 in the upper midwest.
  • Since 1963, we have performed more than 3,000 kidney transplants. The transplant program continues their history of innovation to improve success rate and decrease the wait for an organ.
  • Performed the first dialysis treatment in 1963 in the upper midwest
  • Performed the first laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy in 1998 in the upper midwest
  • Completed the first paired exchange transplant in 2010 in the upper midwest
  • Hepatitis C protocol development using new medications that allow the safe transplantation of Hepatitis C positive donor kidneys.
  • 75% of Native American transplants in the upper midwest occur at Hennepin Healthcare and community education efforts are supported through a HRSA grant
  • Assists with transplant education support to the dialysis community with Explore Transplant (a nonprofit program founded to disseminate transplant education on a national level)
  • Participates in Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute research, dedicated to improving patient care and the health of our community through research and education
  • Academic training institution for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians and social workers preparing them for their future medical career

Surgical Services

Physicians in the Division of Transplant and Vascular Access Surgery provide services including renal transplantation and vascular access therapies for chronic dialysis. In addition, all other areas of general surgical care for the chronic dialysis patient are provided. The following surgical and therapeutic services are provided:

  • Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Renal transplantation
  • Vascular access for hemodialysis

The Chronic Disease Research Group of the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute houses and administers both the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) with oversight and funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the United States Renal Data System Coordinating Center (USRDS) which is funded directly by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIKKD).

Donating through Laparoscopic Surgery

Living donors donate with advanced laparoscopic technology for improved recovery time and less discomfort.

Living Donors

Donating one's own kidney to a friend or family member is an amazing act of kindness. Here are things to consider.

Visit our Wall of Heroes

Visit our Wall of Heroes website, or visit it on the second floor in our red building by the chapel.

For Transplant Recipients

What you need to know if you are approved for a kidney transplant. 

Transplant Referrals

How you can be referred to Hennepin Healthcare's Transplant Program.

Your Care Team

Your transplant care team consists of a lot of caregivers with a different roles.

Healthy Matters

Kidney Transplants

Dr. Paul Stahler and Jennifer Bodner, RN, BSN, CCTC | 4/22/2018

Hospital-based care

This is a hospital-based clinic owned by Hennepin Healthcare. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions. Read the Frequently asked questions about hospital-based clinics to learn more.

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