Transplant Treatment and Living Organ Donation

At University of Utah Health's 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

Lehi man looks to make most of future after double lung transplant

Feb 19, 2017

When Lehi resident Steve Bailey got his handicap parking tag several years ago, its permanent status and January 2017 expiration date made his family chuckle. It was a date they weren’t quite sure Steve, who has the genetic disease alpha- 1 antitrypsin deficiency and was in need of a double lung transplant, would make it to.... Read More

Liver Transplant Heals a Body & a Relationship

Sep 06, 2016

University of Utah's third liver transplant helps heal not just a body, but also the relationship between mother and son.... Read More

Man Donates Kidney to Teen With Special Needs

May 09, 2016

Robin Kim, MD, performs transplant surgery for teen with special needs... Read More

Utah Sisters Doing Great After Live-Donor Liver Transplant at U of U

Mar 30, 2016

Robin Kim, MD, led the five-hour surgery to transplant a portion of healthy liver from one sister to another. This is the second surgery in the state using this procedure.... Read More

Son donates to father as University of Utah performs their first live-donor liver transplant

Feb 28, 2016

While many organs are donated after a person passes away, University of Utah Health Care recently performed their first live-donor liver transplant. It’s a fairly rare operation, as under four percent of all liver transplants in America are performed using live donors.... Read More

Doctors at University Hospital perform their first living donor liver transplant

Feb 19, 2016

When Jason Clark learned his father needed a liver transplant, he volunteered.... Read More

First ever living donor liver transplant at University Hospital could save thousands of lives

Feb 17, 2016

When Jason Clark learned his father needed a liver transplant, he volunteered.... Read More

College student has curfew for health as she waits for Gift of Hope

Dec 10, 2015

Imagine having to be home each night at a certain time or your health could suffer. Truc Tran, 20, has been waiting for a kidney so she can get back to the business of living life.... Read More

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