MUSC KidneyTransplant Program

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Waiting Times

After the evaluation, eligible patients are placed on the UNOS transplant waiting list.  Generally, a kidney from a deceased donor becomes available within two to three years unless a living donor is immediately available.  The MUSC Transplant Center’s wait times for an available kidney are among the shortest in the nation. 

UNOS has a pre-determined process for allocating kidneys from deceased donors to eligible transplant candidates.  MUSC physicians do not decide who is next to receive a kidney from the transplant waiting list.


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