Transplant services

Helping you live your extraordinary life with a team of experts to guide your transplant journey, whether you are giving or receiving.

Welcome to the UCHealth Transplant Center

The most comprehensive transplant services in the region are at UCHealth.

The Transplant Center at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) on the Anschutz Medical Campus has led the field since our team performed the first-ever liver transplant in 1963. As our patient, you would be treated by a team of dedicated transplant specialists who have performed over 6,000 transplants since 1988.

We perform all solid organ transplants.

We are the only center in the Rocky Mountain region performing all solid organ transplants—heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas—both donor and living. You would also have access to our clinical trials for anti-rejection, disease management and treatments, and we will provide the personalized post-transplant care you need in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and several other countries.

Your provider may have given you a referral to UCHealth, or you may be deciding which transplant center is best for you. We’d love for you to meet with us to see what our experience and advanced procedures can do for you. Whatever your unique need for a transplant might be, we can give you a better quality of life.

Transplant types: learn more

We are the only center in the Rocky Mountain region performing all solid organ transplants. Our transplant specialists have performed over 6,000 transplants since 1988.

What is living organ donation?

Living donation is a transplant surgery performed between two living adults, when one donates a kidney or part of his/her liver to the other. Typically a donor is a blood relative, spouse or close family friend who donates to the patient in need.

However, we have several donors coming forward to donate who do not know their recipients. Living kidney donors can live a normal, healthy life with only one kidney. The same can be said for living liver donors—the liver of a living donor will regenerate and function normally.

Learn more about living donation

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