Tufts Medical Center has become one of the leading medical institutions in the country for kidney transplantation since its program began in 1971. Our Boston hospital's transplantation services have performed more than 1,300 living-related, living-unrelated and deceased donor kidney transplants.
Outstanding patient survival statistics underscore Tufts Medical Center's success. Graft survival at one year is currently 96% for the Medical Center's living donor kidney transplants, and 92% for deceased donor kidney transplants.
Success means recipients have returned to a normal quality of life following transplant surgery - returning to any occupation of their choosing, pursuing any sport or exercise, traveling freely world-wide, or making plans for having or increasing a family.