When to Refer a Patient for Transplantation
Personalized Care for Superior Outcomes
At the UH Transplant Institute, we provide the full spectrum of care program for the transplant recipient.
- Initiates the contact with the referred patient and performs a thorough educational program as an introduction
- Arranges for all of the appointments and testing necessary for the evaluation
- Provides a timely assessment of the potential candidate for a transplant possibility by transplant committee consultation
- Considers the referring cardiologist and physician as a vital part of the team and communication is established during all aspects of the work-up
Our goal is to minimize the recipient’s time on the transplant waiting list and to permit them to enjoy their life and to get back to the things they love.
A History of Transplantation at University Hospitals
- Established programs beginning with kidney transplants in 1968; pancreas transplants in 1986; heart transplants in 1988; liver transplants in 1988; and lung transplants in 1999
- Performed first two-way paired kidney exchange in Ohio
- Performed the first live donor liver transplant in northern Ohio
- Performed first reduced lobe and split-liver transplants in northern Ohio