When Oregon Health & Science University Hospital surgeons transplanted their 5,000th organ in April 2007 — a kidney — they stitched yet another page into our history books. From its first kidney transplant on Oct. 9, 1959, the 18th in the world, the OHSU Transplant Program expanded to include heart, liver, pancreas, lung and heart-lung transplantation.
Oregon Health & Science University Hospital has been an active member of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which administers the national organ donation and transplant database, since UNOS's founding in 1988. OHSU is Medicare and CHAMPUS certified for kidney, heart and liver transplantation and holds transplant contracts with insurance companies throughout the United States.
What Makes Transplantation Special at OHSU?
In Summary . . .
From initial referral forward, we offer patients top-notch medical care and broad-based support; we offer referring physicians frequent, accurate communication and assessment of their patients; and we offer payers full cooperation.
OHSU physicians and surgeons are actively engaged in clinical research to improve outcomes today and in the future. We undertake all these activities with one goal in mind: to restore end-stage organ failure patients to optimal, productive health. As part of the only academic medical institution in Oregon, the OHSU Transplant Program is committed to ensuring the present and future health of Oregonians and all patients.
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Updated 10/24/2013 by Jean Shepherd, OHSU Transplant Services. Please send questions, comments or inquiries to email@example.com.