Organ Transplants

Duke has been a pioneer in solid organ transplantation since establishing one of the nation’s first kidney transplant programs in 1965. Today, our reputation as one of the nation’s top transplant centers focuses on our delivery of care to hundreds of adults and children each year. Our survival rates among organ transplant recipients consistently rank among the best in the United States.

  • Latest advances. We use the latest advances in transplant medicine to expand the pool of available organs, including aggressive organ recovery efforts and innovative organ preservation strategies.
  • Thriving living donor programs. We have thriving living donor programs for kidney and liver transplants, and offer our patients the best chance for excellent outcomes.
  • Teams of specialists. Our physicians, nurses, and health care professionals are dedicated to providing compassionate clinical care along with solid research. They make significant contributions to practice guidelines and policies that regulate transplant practices nationwide.
  • Leaders in hand transplantation. The head of our hand transplant program helped establish the first hand transplant program in the U.S., where the first hand transplant in the U.S. was performed.  She leads research that guides the application of this investigational procedure.
  • Advanced medical records technology. Our secure online portal, Duke MyChart, allows you to view test results, request prescription renewals, and message your transplant coordinator using any Web-enabled device. Our technology also allows anyone on your care team to securely access your health information, making sure you always get care that's right for you and based on the latest evidence.


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