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Kidney Transplant Candidates from Philadelphia, PA, Can Consider Multiple Listing

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Many kidney transplant candidates from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area, consider joining the wait list at more than one transplant center, a practice called multiple listing or dual listing, in order to potentially shorten their wait list time. According to reports from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, patients in the Philadelphia area wait approximately six years from the time they are approved for a transplant to the time the transplant surgery is completed. 

The same organization typically finds that the average wait time for patients in Tampa General Hospital’s Kidney Transplant Program is  usually much shorter, making TGH an ideal center to consider for multiple listing. In addition to a short average time to transplant, TGH is a top multiple listing destination because:

  • Since 1974, TGH has performed thousands of kidney transplants and averages hundreds each year, giving our kidney transplant team a high level of experience.
  • Our one-year and three-year graft and patient survival rates traditionally exceeds statistical expectations.
  • TGH has been named one the U.S. News & World Report’s top 50 hospitals for nephrology.

Out-of-area kidney transplant patients who are accepted into our program will need to be prepared to travel immediately to our hospital once a kidney match is found, as well as remain in the area for several weeks post-surgery to be monitored for signs of rejection. TGH operates two nearby Transplant Houses where patients from Philadelphia, PA, and elsewhere may find safe and comfortable lodging accommodations. Candidates from Philadelphia, PA, and surrounding areas who are interested in learning more about multiple listing with TGH’s Kidney Transplant Program can call our transplant coordinator toll free at 1-800-505-7769 (press 5 for the transplant program and ask for the referral coordinator), or call the coordinator directly at (813) 844-8686. Our program’s referral form can be accessed here.