As part of a 566-bed, major academic medical center the UW Health Transplant Program
has gained international recognition for leadership in organ preservation, transplant surgery and care of transplant patients.
Serving citizens of Wisconsin, the United States and the world for 40 years, the UW Health Transplant Program’s strong commitment to clinical and basic research places it at the forefront of medical technology. The UW Health Transplant Program offers a wide range of services including kidney and live-donor kidney, pancreas, liver and livedonor liver, heart, lung, heart/lung, intestine, multiple organ, islet cell and pediatric transplant services.
As of December 2010, the following represents the number of organs transplanted at UW Health:
- Pancreas: 1,379
- Liver: 1,853
- Heart: 676
- Intestine: 20
The UW Health Transplant Program has transplanted more than 12,600 organs for more than 11,000 patients.
The UW Health Transplant Program conducts research in organ preservation, immunosuppressive therapy and immunobiology. Recent work is paving the way for new immunosuppressive drugs to enhance long-term survival for organ transplants without the side effects of conventional immunosuppression.