Transplant Waitlist

If you elect deceased-donor transplantation, our team will:

  1. Add your medical profile to the national waitlist for a kidney or pancreas donor.
  2. Send blood samples each month to check for antibodies with any potential donors.

Time on the waitlist is based on your:

  • Blood type
  • Tissue type
  • Antibody level against donor's
  • Other medical factors 

Shorter Median Waitlist Times

At UPMC, our median waitlist time — according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) — is only 27.2 months, which is half the national median waitlist time. 

Once an organ becomes available, your dedicated transplant nurse coordinator will notify you to report for admission to the hospital for your procedure.

Additional Resources About Transplant

For additional patient resources about transplant, visit

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