For more than 30 years, UPMC Transplantation Services has defined the field of transplantation. Since 1981, we have performed more than 17,500 organ transplants. Our role as a pioneer in solid organ transplantation has allowed us to develop some of the most extensive clinical expertise in the field, giving hope to patients across the country and around the world.
Because your kidneys are so important, you cannot live without them. But it is possible to live a perfectly healthy life with only one working kidney.
A living donor champion may be a friend, family member, co-worker, or anyone else willing to take the lead in helping you find a living organ donor.
Dr. Abhi Humar talks about the importance of living liver donors with special guest Cam Heyward of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
A single organ, tissue, and eye donor has the ability to save eight lives. Learn more about organ donation and National Donate Life Month.
Living-donor liver transplant surgery is not as well known as other live donation operations, but it is gradually becoming more common. Learn more.