The kidneys work to keep the blood clean and balanced chemically. Every day about 200 quarts of blood are processed by the kidneys. About 2 quarts of waste product and water are removed from the blood during this process.

Chronic kidney disease affects 26 million Americans. If undetected or treatment is not successful, the disease can lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), kidney failure, polycystic kidney disease, or malignant hypertension . Patients with ESRD must receive kidney dialysis treatments or a kidney transplant to survive.

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Transplant Clinic Lab Hours

Monday: 7:30 am to 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am to 4 pm
Wednesday: 9 am to 6 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am to 4 pm
Friday: 7 am to 3:30 pm

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Research & Clinical Trials

Research is a critical part of what we do at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Learn more about our research on treating and managing advanced disease and transplantation surgery.