Candidates for Kidney Transplant Surgery in Providence, RI and the Surrounding Area Have the Option to Multiple List
Patients who are waiting for a kidney transplant in Providence, Rhode Island, or a surrounding area, may find that their wait times are dauntingly long. This is why many patients in this region make the choice to join the waiting list with more than one kidney transplant center, a technique known as multiple listing. Though multiple listing for a kidney transplant is common practice for patients in Providence, RI, and other areas throughout country, surgery candidates should bear in mind that not all transplant centers accept multiple listed patients. Tampa General Hospital does accept multi listed transplant candidates and is a leading destination for patients interested in multiple listing for several reasons. Two of the most notable reasons are that our transplant center traditionally meets or exceeds statistical expectations for surgical outcomes, and that the median time that our patients spend on the kidney transplant waiting list is historically among the shortest in the nation, according to data released by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Patients who wish to join the waiting list for our kidney transplant program must meet our program’s established criteria for acceptance. Approval is determined through:
- Information provided in a physician-submitted referral form
- Information gathered during an in-person evaluation
- The patient’s ability to travel to our center on short notice when a kidney becomes available, and having the means to stay in the area for several weeks after surgery for monitoring and follow-up care
Transplant candidates from Providence, RI, or a surrounding area who are interested in being dual listed at TGH 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.