Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Center

Innovative research at Cedars-Sinai has made it possible for people who are highly sensitized (have high antibodies to transplant targets) to successfully receive kidney transplants. Other research being done at Cedars-Sinai is helping to break down barriers of blood and tissue incompatibility.

In 1999, Cedars-Sinai received United Network for Organ Sharing certification for pancreas transplantation. Cedars-Sinai is one of a select few medical centers in Southern California performing kidney-pancreas transplants. Pancreas transplantation is used to prevent or reverse secondary complications of diabetes. The treatment is reserved for patients who are undergoing kidney transplantation and are also Type 1 Diabetic. Diabetic patients who have already undergone kidney transplantation are also candidates.

For more information regarding pancreatic transplant, please call 310-967-7002 or 310-423-8026.

Patient Story

successful kidney transplants

Dylan Worthen, 11

Kidney Recipient

Ten years ago, Dylan became the youngest, smallest kidney transplant recipient ever at Cedars-Sinai. Today, he’s a healthy tween.

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Featured Treatment

immunotherapy treatment for patients awaiting kidney transplants

HLA-Sensitized Transplantation

One third of patients awaiting kidney transplants are highly HLA-sensitized. The only option? Dialysis for life. That is, until recently...

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