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Welcome to the SSM Health Transplant Center at Saint Louis University Hospital

Here at our Center, we provide a full range of medical and surgical services for patients with end-stage renal disease and liver disease. Whether you are a new dialysis patient in need of access care or a person with declining liver or kidney function, our multi-disciplinary team is here to support you. With a long standing history of medical excellence, we strive to provide compassionate and state-of-the-art care for patients with organ failure.

Learn more about our Abdominal Transplantation services:

Why SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital?

  • Ongoing communication with referring physicians through all phases of care
  • Kidney transplant outcomes exceed national averages
  • Dedicated transplant team manages patient care at all stages from pre-transplant evaluation to post-transplant surgical care
  • Multidisciplinary team practices in a recently renovated clinic
  • Coordinated visits with healthcare team minimizes patient trips to the hospital
  • Designated Intensive Care Unit for transplant surgical management
  • Hospital’s size and configuration offer easy access to transplant team
  • Assistance with housing and transportation for out-of-town patients and families


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Webinar and symposium address optimal care of kidney transplant patients


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Living Kidney Donor Throws Out First Pitch


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How to Become an Organ Donor


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Prescription Opioid Use May Predict Readmission after Kidney Donation Surgery


In the United States, nearly 6,000 living kidney donations occur every year to help improve the health of people suffering from end-stage kidney failure. As the practice of living donation…