Marilyn Quickly Receives Kidney Transplant at Memorial

January 05, 2023

Marilyn, kidney patient testimonial

After six years of dialysis, Marilyn received a kidney transplant soon after she turned to Memorial.

“She was registered on the transplant list and received a kidney within weeks,” said Seyed Ghasemian, MD, chief, abdominal transplant surgery.

Recent data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients shows Memorial Transplant Institute has one of the highest kidney transplant rates and one of the shortest times to transplant in Florida, which can decrease or even eliminate time on dialysis for some patients. Basit Javaid, MD, medical director, transplant nephrology, attributes this to Memorial’s dedication to evaluating and listing patients quickly.

“We have the energy and enthusiasm of a younger kidney transplant program, and the experience of one of the most seasoned programs in the country,” Javaid said.

“They treated me like a family member,” said Marilyn, who is ever grateful to her donor and donor’s family. “I promise you I will treat this kidney very well.”

They Treat You Like Family - Marilyn’s Kidney Transplant Story

Marilyn, with Seyed Ghasemian, MD
A generous kidney donor and Memorial Transplant Institute helped Marilyn to quickly receive a kidney transplant. Watch her story.