Founded in 1968, the University of Maryland Medical Center's Transplant Program has achieved a national reputation for innovation and technical excellence. Read below to see what patients and their family members and friends say about their experiences at one of the nation's largest transplant programs.
"This four-way kidney exchange is very inspirational and what a wonderful breakthrough for so many people who are anxiously awaiting kidneys. It's great to think that one donation can enable multiple recipients -- it's the gift that keeps on giving!"
"I'm approaching my fifth year after having done a kidney transplant at UMMC. My brother donated a kidney not long after I was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure. The care and attentiveness at UMMC was such a wonderful experience, far from all the fears I've had in the past about any and all hospitals. They were very informative about all aspects of the transplant before, during, and after the procedure. I was also impressed that they worked closely with Johns Hopkins nearby using the latest techniques and medications available. I now live up in the Boston area but I return there twice annually to continue my clinical visits and get a chance to visit the doctors, nurses, and staff that treated me so well."
"All I can say is on February 14th, I received a kidney transplant at UMMC, and I received the best of care from everybody. Thank you all."
"This is great place where I'll be getting my transplants (liver and kidney) from. The doctors are wonderful!"
"I had a liver/kidney transplant in June 2008, and I'm still going strong and enjoying the best health of my life. I will be 62 next month. Thanks to great surgeons and follow-up staff. UMMC is the best!"