Make a Gift to Support Transplant and Organ and Tissue Donation Services

For more than 50 years, the UW Health Transplant and UW Organ and Tissue Donation programs have been internationally renowned for their work to lead, improve and direct the future of transplantation. Consistently ranked among the nation’s busiest centers, our team has worked to save more than 14,000 lives through transplantation. We have imagined, created and developed new medications, technology, patient care systems and surgical techniques that altered the way people from Wisconsin and around the world experienced organ donation and transplantation. We are proud of our history, and motivated to continue to share our passion for directing the future of transplantation.


Why We Give


Individuals and families, like you, are working to make a difference for others. Join with them and change the future.


Mark Fischer Stetzer Ketterhagen Family Michaela Layton
Mark Fischer Todd Stetzer

The Ketterhagens

Michaela Layton


Your help is needed. Thousands are waiting for us to be courageous. Let’s show them what we can do together when you donate funds to these programs.


Make a Gift


You can choose where your gift is used or designate your gift for a specific purpose from among the following funds:


Our UW Health Transplant Fund

We believe that it takes a team to create successful stories like these. Donations to this fund are used in a discretionary manner to support initiatives that work to save more lives through transplantation, to recruit and retain the best and brightest faculty and staff and to further the program’s work as they continue to direct the future of transplantation.


Learn why Mark Fischer wanted to ensure advancement in our program

Donate to UW Health Transplant Fund

Hope meet Gratitude Research Fund

We believe that, through innovation, every patient can have one transplanted organ, and keep it for life. Through research, our team is dedicated to exploring new ways to ensure that every transplanted organ has the best chance of long-term success. Your support will allow us to continue our work to safely minimize medications, develop new tools to address antibody issues and identify unique ways to transplant every donated organ.

Learn why police lieutenant Todd Stetzer supports research at UW Health 

Donate to Hope meet Gratitude Fund

Mike Armbrust Transplant Fund

We believe that by providing comprehensive, personalized care that supports every patient’s needs, they will live a long and healthy life. This fund benefits transplant patients and family members at UW Health who need additional financial support for housing or other unexpected expenses related to their transplant.

Learn why the Ketterhagen family support transplant patients and families

Donate to Mike Armbrust Transplant Fund


Organ and Tissue Donor Education Fund

We believe that, through education, we can register more organ, tissue and eye donors and eliminate the wait for transplant in Wisconsin. Gifts from this fund are used for education that works to advance knowledge related to organ and tissue donation, increase awareness of organ and tissue donation, and to highlight the importance of registering as an organ, tissue and eye donor.

Learn why Michaela Layton works to fill the Wisconsin Donor Registry

Donate to Organ and Tissue Donor Education Fund