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The transplant center provides patients with the option of short- or long-term cardiac support through a ventricular assist device (VAD). Working with the cardiovascular center, the transplant specialists can provide this VAD therapy along with heart transplantation as the patient decides will best work for them.

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University of Utah Health is a leader in heart failure treatment, which includes heart transplant. Patients will have access to multidisciplinary support teams in partner with University of Utah Health Cardiovascular Center ensuring the best possible heart care before, throughout, and after heart transplantation.

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One of the longest standing transplant programs at University of Utah Health, the transplant center supports kidney failure patients with the most up-to-date options in the transplant field, consistently participating in donor chains, including paired donation and the never-ending altruistic donor (NEAD) chain. The transplant center also manages a living donor kidney program.

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The transplant center offers care for patients with both common liver conditions and those with more complicated needs. The specialized medical treatment team for liver transplantation is composed of board-certified hepatologists and transplant surgeons alongside a full support team.

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Lung transplant services for patients with end-stage pulmonary disease are part of the transplant center programs. The lung transplant team consists of specialists from multiple areas including pulmonologists, surgeons, nurse coordinators, clinical works, pharmacists, and rehab specialists.

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For patients with complications of diabetes or severe low-blood sugar reactions, a pancreas transplant can sometime improve quality of life. University of Utah Health offers the best collaborative team available to both advise patients and perform the transplants.

Transplant patient's family

The transplant center offers numerous resources and support services for transplant patients, including counseling from social workers, pharmacists, and a living donor advocate. These services can help patients navigate the transplantation process from evaluation to surgery and recovery afterward.