Welcome to GW Kidney

Each and every day, thousands of people wait for a telephone call that could literally save their lives. These individuals are waiting for a life-saving transplant. This is due to an organ donor shortage. But there is hope. The number of living donations is increasing.


Read more about Living Donors

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Urine Test

Checking your Albumin Creatinine Ratio (ACR) is the fastest way to check kidney function.

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Blood Test

Your Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) is the best way to check kidney function. Over 90 is good, 60-89 should be monitored, less than 60 for 3 months indicates kidney disease.

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Blood Pressure

Hypertension is one of the leading causes of kidney disease.

If you or someone you love might be at risk for or have kidney disease, call 1-844-KIDNEY-3 for information.

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Ask Your Doctor

The best way to find out if you have kidney disease is to go to your doctor and get tested as soon as possible. A simple test can help slow or even prevent kidney disease. Don’t wait. Get tested today.

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GW Ron & Joy Paul Kidney Center

Established in 2015, The Ron and Joy Paul Kidney Center partners with GW to address the urgent need in the D.C. area for increased awareness of kidney disease diagnosis, treatment options and kidney donation

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GW Transplant Institute

The GW Transplant Institute offers a comprehensive kidney transplant program along with the specialty services required to care for transplant surgery patients in the D.C. and the surrounding areas.

Chronic Kidney Disease

The need for community awareness of kidney disease is urgent—particularly in the Washington D.C. area, which has the highest prevalence of kidney disease in any metro area in the U.S.

Here are the facts:

1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease.


According to a recent study, for every six individuals with kidney disease, only about one person knew they had it.

26 million American adults have CKD and millions of others are at increased risk.


Washington, D.C. (e.g. 20019, 20020) has the most prevalent rate of CKD in the entire U.S.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is the 9th leading cause of death in the country.


Major risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and being age 60 or older.


Videos of Causes, Symptons, and Screening for Kidney Disease, GW Ron & Joy Paul Kidney Center, Kidney Conversations, and Kidney Disease Q&A with J. Keith Melancon, M.D.



Ron Paul

Ron Paul 
Ronald D. Paul Companies, Inc.

Maurice Lucas

Maurice Lucas
Kidney Transplant Recipient &
Patient at GW Hospital Transplant Institute