Center for Transplantation

Superior Outcomes and Shorter Wait Times for Transplant

The Center for Transplantation at The University of Kansas Hospital is the largest and most successful transplant program in the region. Patients from across the country turn to our nationally recognized program because of our reputation, expertise, reduced wait times and exceptionally high standards for comprehensive care. We specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of liver, kidney, heart and pancreas transplant.

Patients receive expert and personalized care from a team of nationally renowned transplant surgeons and transplant medicine specialists. Our patients experience shorter wait times and outcomes that far exceed the national average.

Our kidney program consistently ranks among the nation’s top 50 by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, for liver transplant procedures performed, our hospital tied for No. 10 out of 141 liver transplant programs nationwide, according to data provided by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.


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Almost 45 of every 100 kidney donors are living donors. Consider kidney donation to make a difference in the life of the more than 100,000 people waiting for a miracle. A living kidney donation offers an organ that will function longer with lower rejection rates, while shortening the recipient's wait time. Learn more.

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Earlier this year in Wichita, a clinic opened offering something unique to the area: an easier connection to The University of Kansas Hospital's kidney transplant experts. Read more.

So grateful for lifeSo grateful for life

Amy Honeycutt, 27, liver transplant patient, has returned to her favorite pastimes of working out, being with friends and going to school. Her doctor, Richard Gilroy, MD, explains how a short wait time was vital to her successful recovery. Watch as she shares her story and experience.

No referrals necessary

No referrals necessary

You, your doctor or your dialysis center can request a kidney transplant evaluation.

Liver transplant evaluation

Liver transplant evaluation

One of our transplant nurse navigators works with you to schedule your initial visit after you or your doctor request a transplant evaluation.

Leave a legacy with organ donation

Leave a legacy with organ donation

You have the power to possibly save or change the lives of more than 50 people by becoming an organ donor.