One of the very first kidney transplants in the UK took place in Belfast in 1961 between identical twin sisters. The development of anti-rejection drugs allowed transplantation to take place between non-identical individuals, and in Belfast the transplant programme started in earnest in 1968.
Now almost 2000 kidney transplants later, this website provides up-to-date information relevant to all aspects of transplantation in Belfast. It details some of what you might expect if you are in need of a transplant, the process in becoming a living kidney donor, the difference you can make if you register as a potential donor, and much more.
The transplant team in the Belfast City Hospital aim to provide a world-class standard of transplantation and care for all donors and recipients. We hope you will find this website helpful, and that you will contact us if you would like any further information.