When Amy Jo Ovard learned she would need a second kidney transplant, she turned to her sister Peggy for help. Peggy Deming gave her a true gift of life, one of her own healthy kidneys. Peggy is one of thousands of people every year who make the selfless decision to become a living donor—to provide a transplant patient with a healthier, more active life.

The University of Utah Health's Transplant Program helps patients like Amy Jo with all the challenges and decisions a transplant journey requires. The transplant program takes an integrated care approach, involving physicians, surgeons, pharmacists, social workers, and financial counselors, all working to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients.