Greg Newcomer, Moorestown Township councilman, needed a new kidney. A fellow church member, Chris Spirgel, offered to donate one of hers.
According to the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), more than 100,000 people across the United States are listed for a kidney transplant. In the greater Philadelphia region, approximately 4,900 people are waiting for a kidney to become available.
With the waiting time for a deceased donor kidney transplant in our area averaging at least three to five years, live donor kidney transplant is an important way to increase the number of people receiving kidney transplants.
Live donation occurs when a living person donates an organ to someone in need of a transplant. The Penn Transplant Institute has one of the largest and most experienced living donor transplant programs in the country. Learn about Penn's live kidney donor transplant program.
Learn about the treatments and procedures associated with a living kidney donor transplant at Penn.
Penn answers the most frequently asked questions about living kidney donor transplant.
Watch videos of patient testimonials and hear about their personal experience at the Penn Transplant Institute.
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