Center for Transplantation

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The Center for Transplantation at The University of Kansas Health System is the region's largest and most successful transplant program. Patients from across the country rely on our nationally recognized program for our reputation, expertise and exceptionally high standards for comprehensive care. We specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of liver, kidney, heart, pancreas and blood marrow transplant.

Our patients receive expert and personalized care from a multidisciplinary team of nationally renowned transplant surgeons and transplant medicine experts in collaboration with other specialists who together address patient's physical, mental and emotional needs. Our patients experience outcomes that far exceed the national average.

Our kidney program – which has performed more than 2,500 transplants in our 50-year history – 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 among nearly 150 liver transplant programs nationwide, according to data provided by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.

We hope these representative volumes inspire patients' confidence as they entrust us with their care. Our experience is truly second to none, and we use it to achieve the best possible outcomes for every patient.

Living Kidney Donor Chain

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An act of kindness sparked a record-breaking kidney transplant chain.

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Nate Rivera and donor Tim

Give life with living kidney donation

A living kidney donation offers an organ that will function longer with lower rejection rates, while shortening the recipient's wait time. Learn more.

Nate Rivera received such a gift of life from then-stranger Tim Saylor. Learn what Tim's selfless act meant to each of them.

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Doctor visiting with female patient.

Preparing for Surgery

Surgery is stressful. To ensure your comfort and convenience, this video explains what to expect before, during and after your surgical procedure.

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Heart patient Steve Herndon

Heart transplant: Gift of Time

One day, Steve Herndon was hiking with his family. The following week, he was in heart failure. "My donor gave me their heart; they've given me everything. "I'm forever grateful that their sacrifice allowed me to live."
Read Steve's story
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US News & World Report
Ranked among the nation's best in 8 specialties
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Top academic medical center
Earned Vizient's 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award; ranked 5th out of 99 academic medical centers studied.
Magnet recognized
We are a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, a designation shared by less than 7% of hospitals nationwide.