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Our Heritage

Since the first renal transplant performed at our campus in 1970, the renal transplant program has performed over 1000 kidney transplants in Singapore and has been responsible for many renal transplant milestones for Singapore as follows:

1970 - First deceased donor kidney transplant in Singapore 
1976 - First living related donor kidney transplant in Singapore
1991 - First living unrelated (spousal) donor kidney transplant in Singapore
1991 - First kidney transplant in a patient with SLE in Singapore
1992 - First kidney transplant in a diabetic patient in Singapore
1999 - Celebration of SGH’s 1000th kidney transplant
2000 - First laparoscopic kidney donor nephrectomy in Singapore
2008 - First HLA incompatible or positive crossmatch living donor kidney transplant at SGH
2009 - First ABO incompatible living donor kidney transplant at SGH
2009 - First dual kidney transplant from an expanded criteria donor in Singapore
2013 - First one-stop outpatient centre for transplant services – the Transplant Centre opens at SGH
2014 - First living kidney donor transplant with FSGS receiving Rituximab  and plasma exchange protocol to prevent recurrence post-transplantation at SGH
2015 - First paired kidney donor exchange transplant between NUH and SGH kidney transplant programs
2016 - First HLA and ABO incompatible kidney transplant at SGH
2017 - First kidney after liver transplantation in Singapore
2018 - SGH performed the 1000th deceased donor kidney transplant in Singapore