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Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

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Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

Augusta University Health offers a broad range of kidney transplant services, including end-stage renal failure patient assessment and care, transplant surgery, and donor services.

Solid Organ Transplant Center
Professional Building 1 - 3rd floor
1481 Laney Walker Blvd.
Augusta, Georgia 30912
706-721-2888
1-800-736-2273 - ask for Kidney Transplant
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  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

About Us

The Carlos and Marguerite Mason Solid Organ Transplant Center in Augusta serves Georgia, South Carolina, and the greater Southeast, offering dedicated multidisciplinary teams with the experience to manage the special needs of adult and pediatric patients requiring kidney (or kidney/pancreas) transplants due to end-stage renal failure. 

Why kidney transplant patients choose us:

  • Excellent outcomes: Our Kidney Transplant Program offers patients quality care and excellent outcomes. (Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)).
  • Multidisciplinary team approach: Our team works together to manage every aspect of your transplant care, engaging other specialists as needed.

  • Paired kidney donation: This is an option for patients who have a willing, but incompatible, donor. We work with other organizations to create paired donor/recipient chains. Fill out the Kidney Donor Screening Form.
  • Blood type compatibility matching: Some patients with type B blood type may be candidates to receive a kidney from a donor with A2 or A2B blood type. This option may reduce the wait time for a kidney transplant.
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AU Health named Blue Distinction Center

AU Health's Carlos and Marguerite Mason Solid Organ Transplant Center has been designated a Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The adult kidney donor program is the only one of its kind in the state of Georgia to be named a Blue Distinction Center.

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Kidney Transplant Programs

As part of our comprehensive transplant services, AU Health offers transplant programs for patients, as well as donors.

  • Living Kidney Donor Program: Patients with a living donor do not have to wait as long for transplant; surgeries can be scheduled as soon as work-up is complete. Kidneys from living donors also last longer and provide patients with better outcomes. 
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program: We partner with Children's Hospital of Georgia to provide care of young kidney transplant patients.

Become a Kidney Transplant Patient

AU Health Transplant Service LocationsAU Health has the only kidney transplant center in Georgia outside of Atlanta. Patients can complete pre-transplant evaluation testing and post-transplant follow-up care at our main center or any of our satellite clinics located throughout Georgia and South Carolina.

Carlos and Marguerite Mason Solid Organ Transplant Center
Professional Building 1 - 3rd Floor
1481 Laney Walker Blvd.
Augusta, GA 30912
(706) 721-2888
(800) 736-2273, ask hospital operator for transplant program
Fax (main): (706) 721-1394
Fax (post-transplant): (706) 721-3616
Directions to Augusta, GA [PDF]

AU Health Satellite Clinics

You don't have to travel to Augusta for your follow-up care. Our satellite clinics use state-of-the-art telemedicine systems to virtually connect you with members of our transplant team, allowing you to receive excellent care, closer to home.

St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital
Professional Building
5354 Reynolds Street, Suite 212
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 819-6796
Fax: (912) 819-6787
Directions to Savannah, GA [PDF]

Clark Home Training Facility
1210 N. Jefferson Street
Albany, GA 31701
Contact the transplant office at 706-721-2888
Directions to Albany, GA [PDF]

Reach Kidney Care
461 Langdon Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Contact the transplant office at 706-721-2888
Directions to Spartanburg, SC [PDF]

Columbia Nephrology Associates
121 Park Central Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
Contact the transplant office at 706-721-2888
Directions to Columbia, SC [PDF]

Referrals may be submitted by fax to 706-721-6271 or via Transplant Referral Exchange (TREX). Please include the following documents and information necessary for timely, accurate processing of patient referrals:

  1. Transplant Referral Form
  2. Copy of the front and back of the patient’s insurance card(s)
  3. Copy of patient's drivers license or state issued ID
  4. Recent medications list
  5. Form 2728, if patient is on dialysis
  6. H and P from last 12 months

Our staff will keep you informed of each patient’s progress throughout the transplant evaluation process. We also mail patient status reports to referring physician and dialysis facilities on a quarterly basis.

Who can be referred?

Patients can be referred to AU Health's kidney transplant program if they: 

  • Are progressing towards end-stage renal disease.
  • Want to learn more about kidney and/or pancreas transplants.
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or lower. Calculate your BMI.
  • Have adequate psychosocial support and reliable transportation.
  • Are free from substance dependence (alcohol and illicit drugs).

Who is not a candidate?

There are circumstances in which a patient will not be accepted into the AU Kidney Transplant Program.

  • Significant and irreversible cardiovascular disease.
  • Cirrhosis
  • Body Mass Index greater than 40.
  • Active substance abuse
  • Severe psychiatric conditions rendering inability to comply.
  • Lack of transportation.
  • Lack of telephone service.
  • Current noncompliance.
  • Absence of adequate psychosocial support.
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Severe pulmonary disease
  • Severe cardiovascular disease
  • Malignancy
  • Age greater than 70
 

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Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.

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