Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care


Fast, Safe, Quality Kidney Transplantation

Why choosing a kidney transplant at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) makes sense:

  • Our waiting times for kidney transplantation are the shortest in the country.
  • We commonly provide kidney transplants to out-of-state patients.

If you would like to be considered for a transplant at ECMC give us a call at 716-898-5001

How does the process work?

If you live out-of-state, you can be on our waiting list and stay on the list in your hometown. This gives you more opportunity to receive organ offers.

To get on our list, you need to be actively listed in your home center and supply us with your medical records and a letter of support from your nephrologist.

We will then schedule a date for you to come to ECMC for a full day of education, testing and meeting with the transplant team.

If all your tests are acceptable, it takes just a few weeks to get you on the list.

After transplantation, you will be required to stay in our local area for 1 to 3 months, depending on how fast you recover. We will provide you with information on how best to achieve this through local housing/hotel accommodations. Once you have recovered, your local nephrologist will see you regularly and you will come to see us again 6 months after your transplant and then yearly.

Our experienced multidisciplinary team serves our community with consistently high scores in outcomes and transplant rates from deceased donors, and also offers laparoscopic donor nephrectomy procedures to promote faster recovery for live kidney donors.

Our commitment to excellence and focus on the patient experience has led to high satisfaction for recipients and living donors alike. With advanced therapies in desensitization and paired-donor exchange, our living donor transplant program has also made more transplants possible, helping recipients of those organs as well as patients on the waiting list.

Please contact us at 716-898-5001 and we will provide you with all the information you need to become a successful kidney transplant recipient.

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