Patient Toll-Free Number: 800.548.9205

Transplant Quality Improvement Activity (QIA)

Network Task Lead: Kou Kha-Moua

Kidney transplantation offers advantages over dialysis for most End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients in both quality of life and survival. In spite of the benefits of kidney transplantation, according to the United States Renal Data System (USRDS), in 2016, 87.3 percent of all incident cases began renal replacement therapy with hemodialysis, 9.7 percent started with peritoneal dialysis, and just 2.8 percent received a preemptive kidney transplant. In addition, 63.1 percent of all prevalent ESRD cases were receiving hemodialysis therapy, 7.0 percent were being treated with peritoneal dialysis, and 29.6 percent had a functioning kidney transplant.


Reporting Tools

Patient & Family Engagement (QAPI, Life Plan, Peer Mentoring)

Resource Videos


Other Resources

Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs)

OPO’s in Network 4 Service Area:

Gift of Life Donor Program
Howard M. Nathan, President/CEO
401 North 3rd Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (215) 557-8090
 Fax: (215) 557-9359
Center for Organ Recovery & Education
Susan A. Stuart, President/CEO
204 Sigma Drive, 
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Phone: (412) 963-3550
 Fax: (412) 963-3564
Helen M. Irving, President/CEO
460 W. 34th Street, 
15th Floor
, New York, NY 10001
Phone: (646) 291-4444     Fax: (646) 291-4600

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)


  1. United States Renal Data System. 2018 USRDS annual data report: Epidemiology of kidney disease in the United States. National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD, 2018