Organ Transplants at Penn Medicine
Penn Medicine has been a pioneer in organ transplantation for nearly 50 years, performing its first successful kidney transplant in 1966. Penn Transplant Institute in Philadelphia, PA, leads the region in total number of transplants performed and is ranked among the top 10 multi-organ transplant centers in the country.
Organ Transplants at Its Best
The Penn Transplant Institute consistently meets or exceeds the national average in all organ transplants. These superior outcomes are a result of the combined efforts of multiple clinical departments across Penn Medicine and a unique, multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of end-stage organ disease.
Raising Awareness for Organ Donations
The Penn Transplant Institute is dedicated to increasing awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation. Penn supports the Gift of Life Donor Program through such events as the DASH for Organ Awareness and U.S. Transplant Games.
Organ Transplants for Children
For a parent, there is nothing more frightening than being told, "Your child needs an organ transplant." The transplant center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is one of the largest multi-organ pediatric transplant centers in the country and its team members are committed to improving the health and lives of children needing transplants.
Penn surgeons work hand-in-hand with the pediatric transplant specialists in the kidney and liver transplant programs to perform the transplants at CHOP. In addition, the Penn Transplant Institute has established a joint program with CHOP to allow healthy adult relatives to donate organ tissue to children with end-stage kidney or liver disease.