Saint Barnabas Medical Center Living Donor Institute

Kidney Transplant: A Story of Life

The Saint Barnabas Medical Center Living Donor Institute provides:

  • An experienced team of transplant surgeons, physicians, and specialists
  • Advanced minimally-invasive surgical techniques that reduce pain and complications for kidney donors
  • Screening process for donors residing out-of-state or outside the country
  • Research aimed at encouraging living donation as the best option for chronic kidney disease
  • State-of-the-art testing and imaging

Living Donation Options include:

  • Living-related donor transplantation
  • Emotionally-related donor transplantation
  • Living Donor Kidney Exchange Program (patients who have a willing living donor that is not compatible to them)
  • Compatible Share Program
  • Altruistic Living Donation (donors who are not related to the recipient)
  • Program for Incompatible Transplants (ABO and HLA incompatible donor/recipient pairs)

Benefits of Living Donation:

  • On average, a live donor kidney can last about twice as long as a deceased donor kidney
  • Immediate kidney function for the recipient from a living donor than a deceased donor
  • A willing donor receives the emotional benefit by fulfilling their wish to donate
  • A live donor kidney allows the recipient to come off the transplant waiting list, ensuring someone else receives a deceased donor kidney
  • Living donors have a short recovery time. They’re usually back to work in less than a few weeks

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Del Du-Bois is registered RJW Barnabas Health (NJ), Tampa General Hospital (FL), and a few other hospitals. Please specify Del’s name when you call so that your donation goes to him.

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To learn how you can save a life or for more information about kidney donation, please call 718 431-9831 EXT. 209 or email Renewal’s website is All inquiries to Renewal are strictly confidential and are without any obligation.

Thank You!