Transplant Treatment and Living Organ Donation

At the University of Utah Transplant Center, you will find dedicated specialists committed to serving not just individual patients, but the transplant community—patients, families, donors, and caregivers. While each individual has a care team to advocate for their specific needs, our center is focused around truly reaching out beyond our region to aid those with the challenges of organ failure and transplantation.

Our center has been providing leading-edge patient care since 1965 when we started our kidney transplant program. We have performed 400+ liver transplants and multiple lung, pancreas, and heart transplants. Our Living Donor Program is also constantly reaching out to find resources for patients and families that are looking for the best options available. Does someone near you need your help?

Transplant News


Colin's Kidney - Live-Tweet of a Kidney Transplant

Colin's Kidney - Live-Tweet of a Kidney Transplant

Jan 15, 2015

The official home for live updates of University of Utah Health Care's live-tweet of a kidney transplant.... Read More

Tiny transplant: A special Christmas for toddler saved by record-setting surgery

Jan 02, 2015

It’s the first Christmas for 22-month-old Aspen Erickson after her life-saving liver-kidney transplant — the smallest transplant of its kind ever on record. ... Read More

Utah man gives early Christmas gift to Idaho teen with failing kidney

Dec 20, 2014

a man simply called the hospital one day and said he wanted to donate his kidney. ... Read More

Utah daughter gives mom new liver

Dec 16, 2014

After 16 years of liver failure mother received a little over half a new liver in November from her daughter... Read More

World's smallest liver-kidney transplant saves toddler's life

Oct 22, 2014

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Looking on the Bright Side: Life After Transplant

Looking on the Bright Side: Life After Transplant

Oct 21, 2014

Scott Kent is moving on after a liver cancer diagnosis and liver transplant. ... Read More

Surgeons Perform First of its Kind Hep C to Hep C Kidney Transplant

Surgeons Perform First of its Kind Hep C to Hep C Kidney Transplant

Jul 31, 2014

University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) surgeons performed what is believed to be the first kidney transplant in Utah using an organ from a donor with hepatitis C.... Read More

A Different Type of Transplant

A Different Type of Transplant

Jul 21, 2014

Autotransplant: one patient as both donor and recipient. ... Read More

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