Kidney Transplant

South Florida Transplant Center at Broward Health

Kidney transplant services provide a second chance at life.

Kidney Transplant

South Florida Transplant Center at Broward Health

Kidney transplant services provide a second chance at life.

Urgent Need for Transplant Expertise

The National Kidney Foundation asserts that 100,000 people are currently waiting for a kidney transplant. Broward Health is pleased to announce that the South Florida Transplant Center at Broward Health Medical Center has been approved for kidney transplant by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and that the Center is now offering the full array of kidney transplant services, including living donation, deceased donor transplant, and combined liver-kidney transplants.

Patients diagnosed with end-stage renal disease and are on dialysis or are likely to need dialysis in the very near future can now be evaluated and treated by an experienced and personalized care team at the South Florida Transplant Center.

Understanding Types of Transplants

Patients with kidney disease referred to the South Florida Transplant Center will undergo extensive evaluation for transplant candidacy. After the pre-transplant evaluation is completed and they are deemed a suitable candidate, the patient will be activated on the waiting list. Patients could receive a kidney from a deceased donor or a living donor.

A deceased donor kidney comes from a donor who is no longer living, and the kidney was deemed appropriate for transplant. While waiting for a deceased donor, the patient can choose to receive a living donor kidney.

A living donor kidney comes from a healthy, living donor who has agreed to donate their kidney after an extensive evaluation. Patients can receive a kidney from a parent, family relative, friend, or other living donor. Although both types of transplants have excellent success rates, the living donor donation process can reduce wait times for a healthy kidney and give patients a chance for better long-term transplant outcomes.

Conditions that May Lead to a Kidney Transplant

General Kidney Conditions

Cystic kidney disease

End-stage renal disease


Interstitial nephritis

Recurrent kidney infections

Renal disease

Vesicoureteral reflux

Other Chronic Conditions

Autoimmune disorders


Prolonged obstruction of the urinary tract

Recurrent kidney stones

Uncontrolled hypertension

Factors that Increase Your Risk for Kidney Disease

Certain factors increase the risk that chronic kidney disease will progress to end-stage renal disease and dialysis dependence, including:

Factors within your control

  • Diabetes with poor blood sugar control
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney disease after a kidney transplant
  • Kidney disease that affects the glomeruli, the structures in the kidneys that filter wastes from the blood
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Tobacco use

Hereditary factors outside your control

  • African American descent
  • Male sex
  • Older age
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Why Choose Broward Health?

The South Florida Transplant Center at Broward Health Medical Center offers expert care close to home. Our team’s dedicated inpatient unit provides care far exceeding national and local benchmarks in quality and patient survival.

Patients across all phases of their transplantation journey benefit from the latest technological advances and our unique team approach, which provides high-quality care and support services to our patients and their families.

For more information about the South Florida Transplant Center, please call our office, available 24 hours a day year-round, at 954.831.2763.

Contact Us for More information

For more information about kidney transplant, call the Transplant Donor Desk, which is available 24 hours a day year-round, at 954.831.2763 or email

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