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For Patients & Families: Organ Transplant Centers in Illinois

transplant centers in

overview and introduction

transplant centers in illinois

There are nine medical centers in the state of Illinois that perform kidney transplants. Use the information below to find the center nearest you and learn about each facility. If you live outside of Illinois and do not feel any of these centers are close enough to you, consider visit the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) website. Once you are on the site, follow these steps:


  1. Select "Transplant Centers by Organ" under Member Type

  2. Select "Kidney" for Organ Type

  3. Select your state or region

To Join the WaitlistIf you are interested in joining the transplant waitlist at any of these centers, we recommend you speak to your healthcare professional for a referral, or simply contact the center itself and schedule an appointment for evaluation. If you are unsure which center you might like to be listed at, remember: you CAN be listed at multiple transplant centers (learn more about listing at multiple centers).

To Donate a KidneyIf you are interested in becoming a living donor and donating a kidney to a patient in need, simply call the transplant center of your choice, and ask to speak to a "Kidney Transplant Coordinator" - or to someone on the center's staff who can help. Typically, counselors will be registered nurses. They will usually begin the donor process with a phone interview, followed by an in-person consultation.

Find a Center
Map of Centers

find a center near you

how to use the illinois transplant center map

To find an Organ Transplant Center near you:


  • First, click on the map itself (or tap on it, if you're using a mobile device).

  • Then, simply enter your address or zip code in the search field located in the map's upper left-hand corner.

  • Each center is is marked on the map with an orange pin.

  • After you've entered your location information, the center closest to you will be marked with a blue pin.


Clicking on an individual pin will let you view more information about that center. Click here for a printable version of the list. 

illinois transplant centers

Click here for a printable version of this list. 

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 | (800) 543-7362


Edward Hines Jr., VA Hospital

5000 S. Fifth Avenue, Building 1,  Room E236

Hines IL, 60141 | (708) 202-8387 x 28888

Loyola University Medical Center
Transplant Center
2160 South 1st Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 | (708) 327-4897


Memorial Medical Center
The Alan G. Birtch, MD, Center for Transplant Services
701 North 1st Street, Springfield, IL 62781 | (217) 788-3441


Northwestern Memorial Hospital

The Kovler Organ Transplantation Center

201 East Huron Street #12-105, Chicago, IL 60611 | (312) 695-0828

OSF Saint Francis Hospital
530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637 | (309) 655-3781

Rush University Medical Center
1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612 | (312) 942-4252

The University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637‎ | (773) 702-4500

University Of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences
Transplant Center
1855 West Taylor Street, Suite 1077, Chicago, IL 60612‎ | (312) 996-6771

List of Centers

Illinois Transplant Center: Comparison


For a side-by-side comparison

of each transplantation center in Illinois,

please click below.

Midwest Transplant Center: Comparison


For a side-by-side comparison of each

transplantation center in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa, please click below.

NKFI kidney health resources

The information shared on this website has been reviewed by staff at the New York City headquarters of the National Kidney Foundation. Please note: material contained here are intended solely for reference. This material does not constitute medical advice; it is intended for informational purposes only. If you feel you need professional medical care, please consult a physician for specific treatment recommendations.

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