At UC Health, we lead the region in scientific discoveries and embrace a spirit of purpose – offering our patients and their families something beyond everyday healthcare. At UC Health, we offer hope.
Living Donor Organ Transplantation
Providing options for transplant candidates, reducing wait times and leading to better outcomes.
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Living donations can help save a life. At UC Health, we offer more than 50 years of transplant experience, multi-faceted, state-of-the-art care and treatment in an academic medical setting. Our goal is to set trends, not follow them, using patient satisfaction, safety and patient- and family-centered practices. UC Health has an innovative and leading-edge program that provides personalized care to our patients in all phases of transplant.
Donating a kidney or a portion of your liver to someone is a significant gift, and the decision must be entered into with a full understanding of the living donation process. Some choose to donate to family members or close friends, some may donate anonymously, but whatever you decide, your donation could save a life.
Kidney Desensitization Program
Kidney patients who are highly sensitized to potential donor organs have a very low transplant rate nationwide. At UC Health, we are committed to providing the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our internationally known Desensitization Program uses a research-based protocol, allowing eligible candidates the opportunity for transplantation, who would otherwise have remained on dialysis due to their immunity to other peoples’ organs.
Research and Advancements Making More Transplants Possible
Shorter Wait Times
Living donor transplantation eliminates the long waiting periods that can occur with deceased donor transplants, with better long-term success.
The renal transplant program offers Transplant-Related Interdisciplinary Metabolic Surgery (TRIMS) to help patients reach a healthy weight before transplantation.
We set trends, not follow them, using patient satisfaction, safety and patient- and family-centered practices to provide better outcomes.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask: The Search for a Kidney Donor
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Saving A Life Starts With Organ Donation.
Living organ donors are responsible for giving new life to thousands of patients every year, and people who direct their organs to donation after death are responsible for thousands more. Are you ready to give the gift of life?