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Sign in area at the Center for Transplantation at The University of Kansas Hospital.

The Center for Transplantation is the region’s largest and most successful solid organ transplant program. The center moved into a new facility in 2013. It houses a multidisciplinary team of nearly 90 employees in one 25,000-square-foot location with 36 exam rooms, a dedicated lab, inviting waiting areas for patients and families and a patient information resource center.

Why Choose Us

The Center for Transplantation continues to experience significant growth in volume and deliver outcomes that exceed regional and national averages. Our long-standing program offers organ wait times that are among the shortest in the nation. We performed our first kidney transplant in 1969 and our first liver transplant in 1990.

Our nationally recognized transplant surgeons and transplant medicine specialists perform these highly complex and precise procedures multiple times a week. Given the volume of these complicated cases, they have the expertise to provide innovative surgical care and follow-up using the most advanced techniques and procedures.

By the Numbers

The Center for Transplantation is performing more lifesaving organ and tissue transplants than ever before. Our statistics, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients through June 14, 2014:

3,202

Total solid organ transplants since starting the programs:

  • 1,166 liver
  • 1,883 kidney only
  • 135 pancreas and kidney
  • 18 pancreas only

233

Total solid organ transplants in 2013 – the most in the region and in the hospital’s history.

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Our position nationally (tied with another hospital) among 141 liver transplant programs in the nation after performing 114 liver transplants in 2013.

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Patient’s average median wait time, in months, for a liver transplant on The University of Kansas Hospital transplant wait list. Within Region 8 the median wait time is 9.8 months; across the U.S., it is 14.4 months. Our region includes Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Missouri and Wyoming.

26.2

Patient’s average median wait time, in months, for a kidney transplant on The University of Kansas Hospital transplant wait list. Within Region 8, the median wait time is more than 29 months; across the U.S., it is 57 months.

65

Percentage of all Midwest Transplant Network livers recovered for transplant and used by The University of Kansas Hospital (103 livers). An estimated 90 percent of livers transplanted at the hospital in 2013 came from “local” donors within MTN’s service area (all of Kansas and western two-thirds of Missouri). MTN set records last year as well with 220 organ donors and 675 organs recovered for transplant.

1,100

 Number of tissue transplants performed at the hospital – also the most in the region.

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Number of roses the hospital placed on the Donate Life float for the 126th Rose Parade in 2014. We presented more roses than any other hospital in the nation. Each rose represents an organ, tissue or cornea donor who gave the gift of life or sight to others.