Kidney and Pancreas Team Performs 200 Transplants in 2009
by Laura Miyashita
California Pacific continued its strong volume of kidney and pancreas transplants in 2009, with 200 individuals receiving a kidney and/or pancreas transplant. In all, the Kidney Team performed 186 kidney transplants and 14 pancreas transplants.
“Nearly one-third of our kidney transplants last year came from the generosity of living donors,” says William Bry, M.D., surgical director of California Pacific’s Kidney Transplant Program. “Each time we do a living donor transplant, it takes one more patient off of the waiting list, leaving more kidneys for those who do not have a living donor option.” The Kidney Team hopes to expand its number of living donor transplants in 2010 with its Kidney Paired Donation program.
Patient survival data for California Pacific shows that the Medical Center’s outcomes are favorable following transplantation (see bar charts below). Additional data regarding graft survival or comparisons with other institutions can be found online at http://www.ustransplant.org.
Bar Charts of 2009 Kidney and Pancreas Volumes at California Pacific
Kidney: Living Donor=57; Deceased Donor=129
Pancreas: Pancreas After Kidney=1; Simultaneous Pancreas Transplant=13
article from April 2010 Kidney Review Newsletter