Singapore General Hospital (SGH) is the first and largest hospital in Singapore. Singapore kidney transplant program performed its first deceased donor renal transplant in South-East Asia on 8th July 1970. Subsequently in 1976, the first living kidney donor transplant in Singapore was also performed at the Singapore General Hospital.
Singapore General Hospital has a rich heritage in providing an extensive array of services, ranging from research to transplant training of fellows, post-graduate transplant residency, nurses and allied health. The program runs solid organ transplant courses for nurses on a regular basis. With over 1000 kidney transplant recipients and living donors under its follow-up, the renal transplant program is equipped with the state of the art facilities and multidisciplinary staff to provide advanced and team-based care, putting patients at the hearts of all we do. The renal transplant program also provides comprehensive post-graduate transplant training to healthcare providers such as the senior residency program in renal medicine as well as the annual solid organ transplant nursing course.
The Department of Renal Medicine at SGH is also accredited by the International Society of Nephrology for training in renal medicine and has host fellows for training in renal medicine and transplantation. The SGH transplant research program partners with local and international research leaders in the fore front of transplant research to develop new diagnostics and therapeutics to give the best and affordable care for our patients .