Kidney Transplant Options for Patients from Hartford, CT
For kidney transplant candidates registered at transplant centers throughout Hartford, Connecticut, the time to transplant can oftentimes be quite long. To possibly help reduce the amount of time spent on a waiting list, many patients from Hartford, CT, can consider registering at more than one kidney transplant center, a practice commonly known as dual listing, double listing, or multiple listing. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network permits patients to register with more than one transplant program, although only certain centers will accept patients who are listed at multiple locations. Tampa General Hospital accepts many patients who are dual listed, and, in fact, is one the nation’s top multiple listing destinations. According to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), which tracks wait times and outcomes for every transplant center in the United States, our kidney transplant program’s average wait time is historically less than the national average and one of the shortest in the country. Additionally, our transplant program is known for:
- Working with LifeLink Foundation, Inc., a highly successful organ procurement organization, which serves TGH and just one other adult kidney transplant center
- Producing outcomes (graft survival and patient survival) that are typically better than or comparable to national averages, as our transplant survival rates for both patients and grafts traditionally surpass statistical expectations
- Being located in an area that experiences 361 sunny days a year, making it an ideal place to recuperate after a transplant
Kidney transplant candidates from Hartford, CT, who are interested in learning more about TGH’s Kidney Transplant Program can contact our transplant coordinator toll free at 1-800-505-7769 (press 5 for the kidney transplant program and ask for the referral coordinator), or call the coordinator directly at (813) 844-8686. All candidates must have a physician submit a referral form to be considered for our transplant program.