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Transplant Services

The doctors and care team at University of Colorado Hospital's Transplant Program in metro Denver are specialists in the field of kidney transplant, pancreas transplant, liver transplant, heart transplant and lung transplant.

The value of volume

At University of Colorado Hospital, we’ve performed thousands of organ transplants over the past several decades. Our high volume of transplant surgery has a direct correlation with our strong outcomes.

Our experts specialize in the following transplant surgeries:

  • Heart
  • Heart/lung
  • Lung 
  • Kidney (including living kidney donation)
  • Kidney/Pancreas
  • Liver (including living liver donation)

High patient survival rates

The University of Colorado Hospital’s multi-organ transplant program has some of the highest success rates in the nation. The following charts show our patient survival rates for each of the transplanted organ types.

Source: These survival rates were obtained from data available on US Transplant's Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, April 2012.

Donor organs

The availability of lifesaving organs for patients awaiting transplant surgery is managed by organ procurement organizations, called OPOs. OPOs match and distribute donated organs, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The OPO in our region is Donor Alliance (DA). DA is responsible for the coordination, retrieval, and distribution of organs in Colorado and Wyoming.

Learn more about organ & tissue donation

Read fast facts about organ and tissue donation from Donor Alliance.

Watch a video of the Donor Dash – the annual 5K run/walk in support of organ and tissue donation.

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