Transplant Surgery, Treatment, & Living Organ Donation

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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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Transplant Patients

Solid organ transplant recipients are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Utah. The vaccines are safe for transplant recipients and are effective at reducing the risk of becoming ill from COVID-19. Our transplant infectious disease specialists strongly urge transplant patients to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they can.

U of U Health is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all U of U Health transplant patientsIf you can't find a vaccine appointment at U of U Health, we encourage you to schedule your appointment with another provider at If you need assistance, call the state’s COVID-19 Information Hotline: 1-800-456-7707.

Read more about getting the COVID-19 vaccine with specific information for transplant patients.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information from the American Society of Transplantation.

Family—Do you have what it takes to be a living donor?

Living Donor Program

Living organ donation is the best option to save lives for people who need organ transplants. With so few organs available for organ transplantation, most people spend months or years waiting on the organ transplant list, if they are fortunate enough to get the care they need at all.

University of Utah Health provides living donor surgeries for both living kidney and living liver donation. Our program is ranked in the top 10 for living kidney and living liver donations nationally, and our transplant patients have some of the best outcomes in the country.

Do You Have What it Takes to Become a Living Donor?

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