Apr 13, 2022 ยท In 2021, more than 24,000 kidney transplants renewed the lives of patients in the United States. However, approximately 90,000 more people are still waiting for lifesaving transplants. A kidney from a living donor offers patients an alternative to years of dialysis and time on the national transplant waiting list.. A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located on each side of the spine just below the rib cage. Each is about the size of a fist. June 15, 2022. - A A +. THE Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) secures a P1 million research funding grant from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to strengthen kidney transplant research in Mindanao. Kidney transplant is one of the most common surgeries for people with chronic kidney disease. "/>Kidney transplant grant