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UW Health Transplant Patient Resources

Transplant at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics 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.



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Transplant Patient Education Videos and Quizzes

As a service to its patients we offer the following educational videos, which discuss important facets of the liver, kidney and pancreas transplant process. Each section features a video and a brief multiple choice quiz. Watch each video and then take the corresponding quiz to enhance your knowledge about the transplant process.

Transplant Community Learning Sessions


Our continuing education sessions help transplant patients, living donors and their families and friends stay up-to-date on important information. Many of these sessions include both an in-person presentation and online opportunity to expand your knowledge and stay connected to this ever-changing field of medicine.


If you would like to be notified of upcoming sessions, email your request to:

  • The UW Health Liver Transplant Team recently shared the latest information about living liver donation. Watch their presentation on the UW Health YouTube channel.
  • The presentations from the 2016 Transplant Conference are now available for viewing on the UW Health YouTube channel. Experts from UW Health share their knowledge and patients and donor families share their experiences. Page through the videos to select a session, and learn something new today.
  • Listen to a recording of the At the Forefront of Transplantation: An Update on Immunosuppression Research presentation (This recording began a few minutes into the presentation, just after introductions were made. You will join the presentation recording as Dixon Kaufman, MD, PhD, Chief of Transplantation, begins the session.)
  • Listen to this recording titled Financial Considerations for Transplant Patients, as presented by experts from the UW Health Transplant Team. This session is part of our ongoing Living Well Before and After Transplant learning series, created in partnership with the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin

Kidney Allocation System

The kidney allocation system, managed by UNOS, changed on December 4, 2014. The kidney allocation system is the process used to determine which patients get offered donated kidneys. Learn about the new system

Multiple Listing

Multiple listing involves registering on the waitlist at two or more transplant centers. It is important for patients to understand their options regarding multiple listing for transplant, and the benefits of being listed at the UW Health Transplant Program.
Learn More About Multiple Listing

Transplant Recipient Discharge Program


UW Hospital and Clinics recently began using the Good to Go patient discharge program for kidney and pancreas recipients. As the program develops, other organ recipients will be introduced to the program. Dixon Kaufman, MD, introduces the program in this brief video. Learn more


Clinical Resources for Post-Transplant Patients

Record Sheets

Heart Transplant Vital Signs Record Sheet (3 times/day) (pdf)  Liver Transplant Lab Record Sheet (pdf) 
Heart Transplant Vital Signs Record Sheet (2 times/day) (pdf)  Lung Transplant Spirometry Record Sheet (pdf) 
Kidney Transplant Lab Record Sheet (pdf)  Medication Checklist (all programs) (pdf) 
Kidney/pancreas Transplant Lab Record Sheet (pdf)  Vital Signs Record Sheet (pdf)

Other Resources for Post-Transplant Patients

Resources for Living Donation


Transplant Experience offers patient education resources on living donation.