Methodist Healthcare
January 24, 2020

2019 record years of kidney transplants

UNOS report shows San Antonio hospital’s transplant program is setting a new precedence

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant reached a major milestone based on the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) database. The newly released report shows Specialty and Transplant performed 231 living donor kidney transplants in 2019, a new national record. That’s 65 more transplants than the second center on the list.

“Our goal is to help transplant recipients and donors overcome barriers,” said Adam Bingaman, MD, Medical Director of the Transplant Program at Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant. “We provide strong advocacy for living donors, and we work with potential donors and the National Living Donor Assistance Center to refer more patients to their organization to assist in making donations possible.”

Specialty and Transplant results:

  • Most living donor transplants ever done in a single year (231)
  • 4th overall in number of transplants in the nation (377)
  • The most transplants for Hispanic patients in the nation (240)
  • The most deceased donor transplants in Texas (146)

“Our amazing donors are truly making a significant impact for our transplant patients by offering such a blessed gift. They are giving these mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters more time to experience life,” said Maura Kapp, Director of Kidney Transplant Services at Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant. “It takes tremendous teamwork and an outstanding facility to make this happen.”

The kidney transplant program at Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant started in San Antonio in 1984. Since then, the program has grown to become the largest living donor kidney transplant program in the U.S. The program also includes a specialized team solely dedicated to kidney paired donor exchange, designed to match up a donor/recipient pair with another pair that could be a compatible match for each other. Our teams of expert medical professionals use cutting-edge research and technology to provide our patients with the level of quality, service and care they deserve.

To see a complete list of transplant program results in the UNOS database visit UNOS.

Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant is nationally recognized for its transplant program. To learn more about Specialty and Transplant visit Methodist Healthcare.