Information about our Kidney Transplant Prgram
Kidney transplant is a surgical procedure performed for those patients who have chronic kidney disease and require dialysis, a treatment to remove toxins from the blood. Most frequently, chronic kidney disease is due to complications of diabetes and high blood pressure. Kidney transplant allows patients to avoid the need for dialysis and have increased energy and a better quality of life. Patients may receive a kidney from a deceased donor or a live donor-- from a relative or someone unrelated with a compatible blood type.
The first kidney transplant in Hawaii was performed in 1969. Since that time, more than 1200 patients have received a kidney transplant.