About Clinical Transplant Services

The Clinical Transplant Services Team standing together a the OHSU enterence
On October 9, 1959, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) made history by performing the world's 18th successful kidney transplant.


Since its inception, the OHSU Transplant Program has expanded to include kidneys, heart, liver, and pancreas. The team transplants more than 200 organs a year. Over the years, thousands of people with life-limiting disease have been saved thanks to organ transplantation at OHSU. And along the way, the transplant team has actively contributed to new transplant technologies, including: surgical techniques, organ retrieval and preservation, donor and recipient matching, recipient preparation, chronic immunosuppression regimens, and prevention and treatment of complications.

Our multi-disciplinary approach provides you with the best outcomes and highest level of care. You will have an entire team of transplant experts working on your behalf to guide you through the complexities of transplantation. Our waitlist times for transplant candidates are less than national median waitlist times.


The OHSU Transplant team works closely with many organizations. Learn more about some of our partners by visiting the websites below.


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Cascade Life Alliance (formerly Pacific NW Transplant Bank)

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