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Transplant at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin, is one of the world's foremost organ transplant programs.
UW Health 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.
Watch the videos below to learn more about a few of the patients who have been given the gift of life, and how they feel about the second chance they've been given.
Tommy Sullivan donated part of his liver to save the life of his sister, Sydney. A year later they’re both back in the gym at full strength, enjoying CrossFit and the knowledge that they can both enjoy a long, happy and healthy life. Becom...
9/26/2018 | Living Liver Donation: Sydney and Tommy Sullivan
Justin Mandeville has suffered from kidney problems since he was a toddler. He spent much of his time at American Family Children’s Hospital, and when he was 6 years old, doctors needed to remove his kidneys to save his life...
3/30/2018 | 2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Justin Mandeville
Because she was a TV news anchor in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Erin Davisson LeMere’s battle with liver disease was very public. Viewers watched as she became sicker and sicker; in August 1990, she was put on the wait list for a liver transplant at ...
3/30/2018 | 2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Erin Davisson LeMere
A retired attorney, David Nordin is no stranger to research. So when he learned he needed a pancreas/kidney transplant more than 20 years ago, the Naperville, Illinois man immediately began investigating his options. He learned the UW Health Tra...
3/30/2018 | 2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: David Nordin
A liver transplant recipient at age 7, Ben Ziehr says the Transplant Games, to be held in Madison starting July 30, are a joyful way to celebrate the miracle of organ transplantation with fellow recipients and donor families. To register for the...
9/26/2016 | Liver Transplant Recipient Prepares for 2010 Transplant Games
Recurrent chest pains led to a diagnosis of cardiomyopathy for Terry. His doctor told him to get to Madison immediately, where he received a left ventricular assist device prior to heart transplant.
6/06/2016 | From Heart Transplant to Half Marathon
Nancy's islet cell transplant addressed her sever hypoglycemic episodes and has allowed her to once again enjoy the good, simple things - a relaxing walk, time in the outdoors.
11/13/2015 | Islet Cell Transplant Allows Lifelong Diabetic to Enjoy the Simple Things
Always physically active, Sallie was having trouble breathing and experienced severe fatigue. A trip to the doctor revealed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease that necessitated a transplant.
11/13/2015 | IPF Prompts Life-saving Lung Transplant
During the 2010 National Kidney Transplant Games, organ recipients and donor families came together to celebrate the gift of life. Among the many memories from that game are those that Kim Messenger and Theresa Marchetti will hold dear. During t...
11/13/2015 | Helping Others Live a Better Life: Donor Family and Recipient Meet
In 1996 21-year-old Dan Linzmeier lost his life in a car accident. His decision to be an organ donor inspired Dan's mother Sherry to become an organ donation educator and activist.
11/13/2015 | Organ Donor's Mother Now Advocates for Donation
Jay Deppe, who underwent a pancreas transplant five years ago at UW Hospital and Clinics, recently met the family of Kevin Folden, the man who donated the organ Jay received.
11/13/2015 | Organ Recipient Meets Donor Family for First Time
After returning from Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks, Chaplain Tom Winslow developed a series of lung problems that led to organ failure. He turned to UW Hospital's transplant program for a new chance at life.Note: Sadly, Tom passed away in August...
11/13/2015 | Chaplain Tom Winslow's New Chance at Life
The failure of her first kidney transplant, done outside the U.S., led Hadasa Soudak and her daughter Galia to the Internet to search for an outstanding transplant program. In their own words, learn why they chose the UW Health Transplant Program, an...
11/13/2015 | From Israel to the U.S. for Kidney Transplant
Heart transplant recipient Tina received a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to bridge the time between the determination that she needed a transplant and the delivery of a viable organ.
11/13/2015 | Left Ventricular Assist Device Provides Bridge to Heart Transplant page
Kim Lowery had Eisenmenger's Syndrome, a congenital disease that affects the heart. As she grew, her heart condition weakened her lungs to the point that her brother had to carry her from room to room because she was too weak to walk. After year...
11/13/2015 | Heart-Double Lung Transplant: Kim's Story
When her mom needed a kidney transplant, Becky Broering offered hers, but found her organ to be incompatible. The UW Health Transplant kidney exchange program, which establishes nationwide donation chains to search for compatible organs, provided the...
11/13/2015 | UW Health Transplant Program Kidney Exchange
The UW Health Transplant program is one of the most active programs in The National Kidney Registry, which recently celebrated their 1,000th kidney exchange. Carol and Becky were in their very first exchange and recently updated us on how they're doi...
11/13/2015 | Kidney Exchange: Carol and Becky Three Years Later
Musician and artist Silas Ritchie was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth. Eventually, his disease led to his need for a double-lung transplant and the wait for his second chance at life began. His friend and fellow artist proposed a project...
11/12/2015 | Portraying the Transplant Waiting List in Photographs: Video
Transplant at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is one of the world's foremost organ transplant programs, and UW Organ and Tissue Donation is recognized as one of the nation's leading organ and tissue donation programs. Meet Lisa ...
11/12/2015 | Lung Transplant Recipient Advocates for Organ Donation
When Tim Nelson decided to donate a kidney, he joined more than 10 other UW Health employees who have already shared the gift of life through living kidney donation.Learn more about living kidney donationLearn more about kidney transplant
11/12/2015 | Living Donor Tim Nelson
With more than 25 years of experience, the UW Health Lung Transplant team in Madison, Wisconsin, has completed more than 600 transplants. Its rich history of excellence and focus on compassionate care creates, as Dr. Cornwell says, "intense rela...
11/12/2015 | Advanced Pulmonary Disease and Lung Transplant Program
Tom Slattery had his first heart attack at 35, and in 2001 was facing liver failure. He needed both heart bypass and liver transplant surgeries, and came to UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison, looking for a chance at life. UW Health Heart, Vascu...
11/12/2015 | Liver Transplant 10 Days After Heart Surgery