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The Iowa Methodist Transplant Center

The Iowa Methodist Transplant Center performs state-of-the-art kidney transplant services. Most importantly, we put YOU first. We want to see you succeed and we will walk with you every step of the way.

About the Iowa Methodist Transplant Center

For more than 25 years, the Iowa Methodist Transplant Center has performed adult and pediatric kidney transplants with a dedicated team of care providers. 

The wait times for an organ transplant at Iowa Methodist Medical Center are lower than other transplant centers in the U.S. In the Midwest, the average wait time is around 27 months. Nationally, the wait time is around 54 months. At Iowa Methodist Transplant Center, wait times are only 12 to 13 months, on average. 

  • Over 600 kidney transplants completed at Iowa Methodist Transplant Center.

  • Excellent patient outcomes proven by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR).

  • Our patients get transplanted faster; we have one of the shortest waiting times in the country.

  • We have been recognized as one of the nation's top achievers in living donor follow-up.

Leading the Way in Firsts for Kidney Transplants

  • First laparoscopic kidney surgery in Iowa.

  • First in-center paired exchange in Iowa.

  • First national paired exchange in Iowa.

  • First in Iowa to utilize a humanitarian living donor.

Learn more about our referral information.

  • One-third of our transplants have been performed on patients over the age of 65.

  • We help patients be listed at multiple centers.

  • We provide kidney transplants on patients with a BMI over 40.

  • We participate in the National Paired Exchange program.

  • We provide a caring one-on-one environment.

Learn more about our kidney transplants and how to become a living donor.

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