Kidney transplantation is one treatment option for kidney failure.  A kidney transplant is a surgical operation in which a person whose own kidneys have failed receives a new kidney to take over the work of cleaning the blood. 

Many patients feel a successful kidney transplant provides a better quality of life because it allows for greater freedom, is often associated with increased energy levels, and has a less restrictive diet.

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Transplant Centers in Illinois

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Advocate Christ Medical Center
4440 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453 | (708) 684-7100

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Siragusa Transplantation Center
225 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 | (312) 227-4000

Loyola University Medical Center
Transplant Center
2160 South 1st Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 | (888) 584-7888

Memorial Medical Center
The Alan G. Birtch, MD, Center for Transplant Services
701 North 1st Street, Springfield, IL 62781 | (217) 788-3000

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
The Kovler Organ Transplantation Center
201 East Huron Street #12-105, Chicago, IL 60611 | (312) 926-3627

OSF Saint Francis Hospital
530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637 | (309) 655-2000

Rush University Medical Center
1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612 | (312) 942-5000

The University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637‎ | (773) 702-1000

University Of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Transplant Center
1855 West Taylor Street, Suite 1077, Chicago, IL 60612‎ | (312) 996-8330


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