Ascension Indiana St. Vincent kidney health specialists and renal transplant program

Leaders in kidney transplant in Indianapolis

Kidney health specialists at Ascension St. Vincent, in Indianapolis, deliver advanced care for donors and those receiving kidney transplants.

Being told you may need a kidney transplant can be overwhelming. We start by listening to you, to better understand you and your health. Ascension St. Vincent Kidney Transplant Program is a regional leader in kidney transplants. We understand how emotional this time can be for you and your family. Our goal is to match you with a donor as quickly as possible, so you can get back to living a healthy life.

To talk to a kidney transplant coordinator call 1-866-810-2449.

Benefits of our kidney transplant program

When you choose Ascension St. Vincent for your kidney transplant, you get a multi-specialty transplant team dedicated to your care. Nephrologists, surgeons, therapists, counselors, dietitians, pharmacists, financial advisors, infectious disease specialists and others work together to provide all the care you need for a smooth transplant and recovery.

  • Positive outcomes: Your health and quality of life is our priority. Each year, Ascension St. Vincent transplant center achieves excellent results from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. These results are based on our program's success rate, time spent on the waiting list and more.
  • Shorter wait times on the donor list: Ascension St. Vincent has one of the shortest wait list times in the United States.
  • Personalized care: No two people are the same—each has their own unique needs. We meet with you and your family one-on-one. By getting to know you well, we provide care that’s personalized for you.
  • Pediatric kidney transplants: Our kidney transplant program also specializes in kidney transplants for babies, children and teens.

Living donor program

Our living donor program can give you more opportunity to find a match. If you have a family member or other individual who makes a good match, they may donate one of their kidneys. If your family member or other individual is not a match for you, don’t be discouraged—we offer a paired donor exchange program through the National Kidney Registry. Through the evaluation, transplant process and recovery, you and your donor will receive a personalized care plan. We partner with the National Kidney Registry and UNOS to offer:

  • Directed Donation
  • Kidney Paired Donation
  • Advanced Donation
  • Good Samaritan Donation
  • Remote Donation
  • Family Voucher Donation

Recognized for high-quality care

Ascension St. Vincent Transplant Services is recognized by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) for meeting the high standards of excellence required for heart and kidney, and pediatric kidney transplantation.

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients provides an analysis of outcomes data for transplant centers. To view outcomes data for Ascension St. Vincent Transplant Services, visit

Ascension St. Vincent Transplant is a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved transplant facility.