Facts and Figures

  • The Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division located at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston is one of the largest programs among 240 in the country.
  • In 2015, the Division performed 301 transplants, including 135 living donor transplants. More than 6,300 transplant surgeries have been performed since 1968.
  • The Division performs more renal transplants than any other facility along the East Coast.
  • New Jersey's only Living Donor Institute, created in 2006, promotes living donation as the best treatment option for patients with chronic kidney disease.
  • The Division is a leader in robotic technique for transplant surgery; including the world's first robotic-assisted kidney transplant.
  • In 2006, The Division became the first program in New Jersey and among a few in the country to offer patients participation in its Program for Incompatible Kidney Transplants -- an innovative program for ABO and HLA incompatible transplantation that expands transplant options for more patients.
  • New Jersey's first paired kidney exchange was performed by The Renal and Pancreas Transplant Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 2005.
  • In the last decade, more than 150 kidney exchange chains have been performed, including a nine-pair kidney exchange chain- one of the largest single-center kidney paired donation chains in the United States – which took place at Saint Barnabas in September 2013 over a four-day period.
  • Pioneers of a new innovative Compatible Share Program which allows compatible recipients and donors the opportunity to participate in a kidney exchange for a chance to improve the recipient's long-term outcome through matching with a younger donor kidney or one with improved compatibility.
  • RWJBarnabas Health began its simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant program in 1995 at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and its pancreas after kidney transplant program in 2000. In that time, more than 135 such surgeries have taken place at Saint Barnabas. RWJBarnabas Health is one of a few renal transplant programs in N.J. involved in clinical research trials for patients. RWJBarnabas Health physicians have actively participated as primary investigators for clinical research trials in new anti-rejection drug therapies since 1993.
  • Pioneering research in new immunosuppressive therapies.
  • HRSA Grant Recipient leading research on living donation and effective patient education strategies.

Patient Stories

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