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    badger1951 posted:
    I am facing the liklihood of kidney transplant after living with Type 1 diabetes for the past 50 years. There is a small but reputable kidney transplant center in the city where I live but I'm wondering if I should apply at a larger transplant center about 100 miles away (they do about 4 times more kidney transplants annually). I know the local transplant team and am comfirtable with them. But I want to make sure I'm making the right decisions that will lead to a positive outcome. I've checked the statistics and neither has a significantly better success rate and the average (median) wait time is also not significantly different. Does anyone have advice on the critical factors that I should be considering?
    MrsCora01 responded:
    Hmmm. I posted a response, but it seems to have disappeared. I''ll try again. I personally went to a center far from home because I liked the staff. If both centers seem equally good then I would go with my gut and go with the staff that I liked better. Have you found out what the follow up care is like? It's not just outcomes you want to look at, but the follow up and long term care as well.


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