The Kidney Care and transplantation team’s commitment to providing expert care for kidney patients begins at their initial referral to UW Medical Center and continues throughout their lifetime.
As part of UW Medical Center’s patient- and family-centered care environment, our team works not only to provide the best possible medical care, but also to ensure patients and their families feel supported at all stages of care.
There is a support group for Kidney transplant patients (pre and post) and caregivers:
Kidney Transplant Support Group
Third Wednesday of the month, 10 to 11 am
UW Medical Center, Plaza Cafe Conference Rooms C/D
For more information, call Jeff Harder at
206.598.4674 or Felix Pekar at 206.598.3791
For information about
lodging near UW Medical Center contact the Patient Family Housing office at 206.598.4170 or the Social Work office at 206.598.4370. Please leave a message if no one answers and staff will contact you the next working day.
UW Medical Center patients awaiting transplant should contact
Transplant House, an independent nonprofit corporation formed by transplant recipients and volunteers to provide safe, convenient, and affordable housing during pre- and post-transplant recovery.
UW Medical Center sponsors
Team Transplant, a group of UWMC transplant recipients, faculty physicians, staff, family and friends who participate annually in the Seattle Marathon and the Seattle Rock'n Roll Marathon. The team’s goal is to promote fitness and organ donation awareness by showing first-hand that transplant recipients can and do lead active, healthy lives. The team was founded and is coached by Alysun Deckert, a UWMC dietitian and former Olympic trials qualifier.