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The transplant program at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is one of the world's foremost organ transplant programs. UW Health surgeons and physicians are recognized experts in their field, providing care to patients in our heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreas, intestine, islet cell and pediatric transplant programs.

 

 

UW Organ Transplant, Donation Programs Have Another Record Year

UW Organ Transplant, Donation Programs Have Another Record Year

The UW Organ Transplant Program and UW Organ and Tissue Donation followed up on one of their busiest years on record with another record-breaking year. In 2017, the UW Transplant Program performed 568 transplants in total, including the most liv...
2/09/2018 | UW Organ Transplant, Donation Programs Have Another Record Year

When Facebook is a Life-Saver: 8-Year-Old Finds Living Kidney Donor

When Facebook is a Life-Saver: 8-Year-Old Finds Living Kidney Donor

When Kristi Goll learned her 8-year-old son, Jackson, needed a kidney transplant, she shared it with her Facebook friends and asked them to consider donating: "Social media has the ability to go a long ways, and Jackson’s transplant s...
5/03/2017 | When Facebook is a Life-Saver: 8-Year-Old Finds Living Kidney Donor

Preschool Teacher Donates Kidney to Student

Preschool Teacher Donates Kidney to Student

Madison, Wisconsin - When preschool teacher Beth Battista learned that Lyla Carreyn, a 5-year-old student at the same school, needed a kidney transplant, she said "I just knew I had to get tested." Just a few months later, on Feb. 22, Beth's kid...
2/23/2017 | Preschool Teacher Donates Kidney to Student

UW Organ Transplant, Donation Programs have Record Year

UW Organ Transplant, Donation Programs have Record Year

Madison, Wisconsin - The UW Health Transplant Program, celebrating its milestone 50th year of service in 2016,  and UW Organ and Tissue Donation both experienced one of their busiest years on record, becoming the nation’s fourth large...
1/17/2017 | UW Organ Transplant, Donation Programs have Record Year

Longest Kidney Chain Ever Completed Wraps up at UW Hospital and Clinics

Longest Kidney Chain Ever Completed Wraps up at UW Hospital and Clinics

Madison, Wisconsin - After living with kidney disease for nearly 30 years, 77-year-old Mitzi Neyens of Wausau, WI, thought her luck had finally run out. Her disease had been manageable for most of that time, but early last year her kidney functi...
4/14/2015 | Longest Kidney Chain Ever Completed Wraps up at UW Hospital and Clinics

The Eulogy I'll Never Use

The Eulogy I

Author Jake Cashman is the son of Peter Cashman, a Chicago resident who received a liver transplant at UW Hospital and Clinics in 2010. Jake wrote the article below for his personal blog. It is published with his permission on uwhealth.org. Toda...
1/09/2014 | The Eulogy I'll Never Use

UW OTD Recognized by U.S. Health and Human Services

UW OTD Recognized by U.S. Health and Human Services

Madison, Wisconsin - UW Organ and Tissue Donation (UW OTD) was once again recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) for being among the highest performing programs of its kind in the country. The DHS Health Resources S...
1/09/2014 | UW OTD Recognized by U.S. Health and Human Services

UW Organ and Tissue Donation (UW OTD) Names New Executive Director

UW Organ and Tissue Donation (UW OTD) Names New Executive Director

Madison, Wisconsin - Michael Anderson has been named the new executive director of University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation Services (UW OTD), effective September 9. Anderson joined the UW OTD in 2000 as a surgical recovery specialist a...
9/11/2013 | UW Organ and Tissue Donation (UW OTD) Names New Executive Director