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$1.24 Million Raised
$5 Million Goal

Support the Living Donor Institute

With one of the strongest transplant programs in the nation and the only living donor transplant center in the state, we have achieved much in our short history. Groundbreaking research developments are paving the way for new discoveries that will vastly improve patient care and outcomes. Still, barriers persist.

Transplant Challenges

  • Each day 22 people die waiting for an organ transplant.
  • More than 120,000 people currently await transplant nationwide, including more than 1,000 in South Carolina.
  • More than 85 percent of those people need a kidney transplant, and the numbers continue to grow.

Our Vision

  • Improving education and access.
  • Recruiting and retaining the world’s best transplant team.
  • Embracing innovation and collaboration in research, using team science to improve long-term survival, to prevent organ rejection and to discover alternatives to transplant.

Our Goal

The MUSC Live Donor Endowment aims to support the Living Donor Institute by raising $5 million to grow the transplant program. The endowment will provide a permanent, stable source of funding. Specifically, it will enable:

  • Funding for patient navigators and community education.
  • Expanded mobile health technology.
  • Dedicated research space and equipment for immunosuppression medication development and rejection prevention.
  •  Recruitment of investigators.
  • A Valuable Healthcare Provider

     Our clinicians specialize in transplantation at the state's only Living Donor Transplant Center. 

  • A Center of Innovation and Discovery

    Our researchers are using state-of-the-art technology to improve patient outcomes and develop alternatives to organ replacement
    Learn more about the lab >

  • A First-Hand Perspective

    Everett German received a kidney from his sister in 2008.  Knowing all too well the need for patient education, Everett serves MUSC as a patient navigator, building awareness in the community to living organ donation.