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Adult Kidney Transplantation Programme

National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT) is Singapore’s leading centre with more than 50 years of experience. We have performed more than 700 successful adult and paediatric kidney transplants to date.

The first transplant in Singapore was a deceased donor kidney transplant led by Professor Chan Kong Thoe, head of the then University of Singapore’s Professorial Surgical Unit, and a team of surgeons. NUH then opened our campus in 1985, and the first kidney transplant performed in NUH was in 1987. Since then, NUCOT has demonstrated clinical outcomes comparable to international standards.

We offer complex transplant services for suitable donor-recipient pairs, such as blood group (ABO) incompatible living donor transplants, cross-match positive living donor transplants and paired exchange kidney transplants. Our team approach ensures that transplant patients are provided with comprehensive, dedicated and individualised care.

In addition to our clinical services, NUCOT drives training and research in transplantation. It is accredited by the International Society of Nephrology for training in kidney transplantation and hosts fellows from all over Asia.

Find out more about kidney failure and its treatments, frequently asked questions about kidney transplant and donating your kidney here.


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