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Kidney Patient - Education Resource

Welcome to the Kidney Transplant Program

Transplant is a treatment option for people with severe kidney disease.  St. Michael's Kidney Transplant Program is one of the largest adult kidney transplant programs in Canada. We care for about 1,700 patients who have had transplants. Our team includes doctors, nurses, a social worker, a pharmacist, a dietitian and other support staff. Together, we can help you through the transplant journey, offering counseling and support.

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Had a transplant   ;Waiting for transplant    Donating a kidney

NEW - Kidney Transplant videos for patients and families

Video 1: What is the immune system?

This video will help you understand your immune system, why transplanted organs can be rejected, the role of transplant medicines and why it's important to take them.

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Video 2: How long until I get a kidney transplant?

This video will help answer your questions about how long it may take to get a kidney transplant.

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Video 3: How might I shorten my wait time?

This video explains ways that you could potentially shorten your wait time for a kidney transplant.

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