Renal Appeal

Southmead Hospital Bristol has been at the forefront of the living kidney transplant programme for many years and has some of the best success rates in the country.

You can help to continue this amazing work to improve the lives of renal patients.

The Richard Bright Renal Centre at Southmead Hospital Bristol is the largest of its kind in the South West of England.

It carries out more than 100 kidney transplants every year and has led the way with laparoscopic kidney transplants (keyhole surgery), spousal donation and non-heartbeating donor transplants.

The unit is pioneering techniques to enable highly sensitised patients as well as recipients and donors with incompatible blood groups, to have a live kidney transplant.

The unit is also the UK’s largest referring unit for the pancreatic transplants – one of only six hospitals in England to provide islet transplantation.

More than 430 patients receive dialysis at Southmead or one of our satellite units in Bath, Weston-Super-Mare, South Bristol, Taunton and Frome. A new unit is now open at the redeveloped Cossham Hospital in Kingswood.

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