Kidney Transplant program
Living kidney donors
Are you thinking about a being a kidney donor?
Our living donor transplant coordinator can help.
For more information on whether kidney donation is right for you, contact us.
St. Michael’s Hospital Transplant Program prides itself on:
Individuals interested in becoming a living kidney donor can contact our office at:
More information for potential donors can be found at our online health information portal.
We offer a wide variety of options for living donation kidney transplant. Some highlights of our living donor program are:
- Participation in national Kidney Paired Donation program
- We are the only transplant centre in North America offering blood type (ABO) incompatible transplant with Glycosorb® technology. Patients can receive a kidney from their living kidney donor even if the blood type is incompatible, with success rates comparable to other living donation transplants. Glycosorb® immunoadsorption is a unique technology that circumvents complications associated with apheresis that is used in older ABOi techniques.
- St. Michael’s offers minimally invasive (laparoscopic) nephrectomy. Laparoscopic surgery allows for shorter hospital stay, less pain and a quicker return to employment for living donors.