More than 500 family members and friends have donated a kidney to a loved one at Albany Med in the past 30 years.
There are significant advantages for patients receiving live-donor kidneys, including:
Daniel donated a kidney to his sister in 1975.
- Advanced planning for surgery
- Kidney usually functions immediately
- Kidneys last longer according to both local and national data
- Patients may receive transplant prior to requiring dialysis
Today, nearly 100,000 people wait for a life-saving organ transplant in the United States, including over 9,000 New Yorkers. Every 14 minutes, another name is added to the waiting list. Thousands more wait for a tissue transplant that can significantly enhance quality of life. You have the power to save lives. By becoming an organ and tissue donor, one person can help save or enhance the lives of up to 50 people.
|FACTS||Albany Med National Recognition|
91.86% - Expected kidney transplant graft survival for one year, based on national experience.
97.63% - Albany Medical Center kidney transplant graft survival for one year.
As reported by the Scientific Registry of Transplant recipients, January 2007
In 1999, Dr. Conti and his Renal Transplant Quality Improvement Team placed 1st in the health care category of the prestigious "Quality Cup Awards" sponsored by the Rochester Institute of Technology and USA Today.