Improving Transplant Coordination
Quality Improvement Activity (QIA)

Kidney Transplant LogoNetwork Project Lead: Virna de la Cruz, BSN, RN
Network Project Co-lead: Annabelle Perez, BSN, RN

Project Description and Goals

Kidney transplantation is often the preferred treatment for those with end-stage renal disease.[1]  Patients with end-stage renal disease have better long-term survival if they are placed on the waiting list and eventually undergo kidney transplantation than those who stay on dialysis.[2]

The Network shall support the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative and drive efforts to achieve goals set forth by CMS.

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Network 3 Transplant Centers and Neighboring States Directory

Transplant Center Contact Number Organ Procurement Organization (OPO)
Hackensack Meridian Health 551-996-2608 NJ Sharing Network
*UPDATED* Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes 856-757-3840 NJ Sharing Network
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center 973-322-5938 NJ Sharing Network
RWJ Barnabas Health New Brunswick 732-253-3699 NJ Sharing Network
Montefiore 877-CURE-KDNY
Mount Sinai 212-659-8086 LiveOnNY
NY-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell 212-746-3099 LiveOnNY
NY-Presbyterian/Columbia 212-305-6469 LiveOnNY
NYU Langone 212-263-8134 LiveOnNY
Albert Einstein 800-346-7834 Gift of Life (PA)
Christiana Care Health Services 302-623-3866 Gift of Life (DE)
Lehigh Valley 888-402-LVHN (5846) Gift of Life (PA)
Temple University 800-TEMPLE-MED
Gift of Life (PA)
Thomas Jefferson 800-533-3669 Gift of Life (PA)
University of Pennsylvania 215-662-6200 Gift of Life (PA)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 412-647-5800 Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE)
Johns Hopkins Hospital 410-614-5700 Living Legacy (MD)
University of Maryland 410-328-5408 Living Legacy (MD)
Auxilio Mutuo El Gran Hospital de Puerto Rico 787-771-7575 Lifelink of Puerto Rico
Mayo Clinic Florida 904-956-3309 LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services
Methodist Dallas Medical Center 800-284-2185 or
Southwest Transplant Alliance (TX)

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