Our Program

The Kidney Transplant Program began in 1983 at LDS Hospital. Our program paved the way for future transplantation, providing excellent support of services critical to transplant success. We moved to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, in 2007 when the new facility opened.

Since 1983, our program has had 1,200 living donors and performed more than 3,000 kidney transplants; an impressive number given the shortage of available organs for all types of transplantation. We perform many transplants every year and our outcomes still exceed national averages.

Become an Organ Donor

There are many opportunities for people who wish to donate organs or tissues. Living donations are best, when possible, because it means shorter waiting times both for the recipient and everyone else still on the waiting list, and produces better surgery outcomes.

Learn more about Living Kidney Donation

Living kidney donors can save the life of a family member, friend, neighbor or even a complete stranger. Find out more about what it's like to be a living kidney donor.

About Us

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a kidney transplant?

A kidney transplant is a surgery that puts a healthy kidney from another person into your body when your kidneys stop working. The kidney can come from a living person or from someone who has just died. The transplanted kidney goes inside your abdomen (belly) in the lower, front part of the body.

Information for Living Kidney Donors and Recipients

Our Transplant Process

Find information about our kidney transplant process. We provide kidney transplants both from living donors and deceased donors.