Transplants completed in 2019 at UPMC

The 2019 UPMC organ transplant numbers are in. There were a total of 595 transplant surgeries performed at four UPMC hospitals, an increase of 38 procedures from 2018. Here’s the breakdown:

UPMC Transplants in 2019
  • 51 Heart
  • 87 Lung
  • 3 Pancreas
  • 2 Pancreas/Kidney
  • 6 Intestine
  • 174 Kidney
  • 116 Living-Donor Kidney
  • 70 Liver
  • 86 Living-Donor Liver

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A History of Transplant Leadership

UPMC Transplant Services has been a leader in organ transplants since it was established nearly four decades ago, performing more than 20,000 procedures to date. Home to some of the world’s foremost transplant experts, UPMC has been a part of pioneering transplant firsts. Consistently taking on the complex cases that other centers deem too risky, UPMC Transplant Services is able to maintain outcomes on
par with national benchmarks.

Pioneers in Transplantation

Since Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, performed the first successful liver transplant in 1967, UPMC has
forged a path to the forefront of the field. And as organ shortages have increased, UPMC has become a
leader in living-donor liver and living-donor kidney transplants as well. Living-donor transplants provide a way
to decrease organ wait times from years to just months while also improving outcomes.
Organ donation of all kinds has the power to change lives. In fact, a single organ, eye, and tissue donor have the potential to save eight lives and help up to 75 more people. You can register to be an organ donor today at

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About Transplant Services

For more than four decades, UPMC Transplant Services has been a leader in organ transplantation. Our clinicians have performed more than 20,000 organ transplant procedures, making UPMC one of the foremost organ transplant centers in the world. We are home to some of the world’s foremost transplant experts and take on some of the most challenging cases. Through research, we have developed new therapies that provide our patients better outcomes — so organ recipients can enjoy better health with fewer restrictions. Above all, we are committed to providing compassionate, complete care that can change – and save – our patients’ lives. Visit our website to find a provider near you.