Kidney Transplant Options for Patients in New Haven, CT Include Multiple Listing
The average kidney transplant candidate in New Haven, Connecticut, will spend a little more than four years on the waiting list, according to reports from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Patients may be able to reduce their wait times by registering with more than one transplant center – a strategy known as multiple listing. At Tampa General Hospital, we are one of the nation’s leading destinations for kidney transplant candidates who are interested in multiple listing because:
- Historically, our wait times are exceptionally short.
- We’ve completed thousands of kidney transplant procedures since our program was founded in 1974, and we routinely exceed statistically expected survival rates for transplant patients and grafts.
- We can accommodate patients with high-risk medical conditions who may have been turned away by other programs.
Kidney transplant candidates in New Haven, CT, who wish to multiple list at TGH should keep in mind that should a kidney become available, they would have to travel to our center quickly and remain in the area for monitoring for several weeks. Fortunately, with an average year-round temperature of 73 degrees and 361 days of sunshine, Tampa is an ideal location for recovery. Plus, TGH operates two Transplant Houses nearby that may be available to out-of-town kidney transplant patients who need accommodations - staying at one of these locations allows patients to recuperate close to where their follow-up visits will take place. If you’re a resident of New Haven, CT, or another nearby community and would like to learn more about multiple listing with TGH’s Kidney Transplant Program, call us toll free at 1-800-505-7769 (press 5 for the kidney transplant program and ask for the referral coordinator), or contact the coordinator directly at (813) 844-8686. The referral form for our transplant program can be found here.