Northwestern Medicine Organ Transplantation
The Northwestern Medicine Kovler Organ Transplantation Center is the longest continual provider of organ transplantation in Chicago. Since its first transplant in 1964, Northwestern Medicine has provided new organs for more than 6,000 people and has become a pioneer in transplantation research.
Watch Alberto and Soledad talk about their transplant experience and learn about the Living Donor Kidney Program from our medical and surgical team.
Why choose Northwestern Medicine for organ transplantation?
The Northwestern Medicine Kovler Organ Transplantation Center is a leader in research, innovation and patient care in the Midwest. Our teams span the spectrum of basic science, translational and clinical research, and offer novel approaches to immunosuppression, including human clinical trials in immune tolerance, state-of-the-art genomic and proteomic immune monitoring, and health services and outcomes research.
In addition, Northwestern Medicine:
- Transplants more than 400 organs each year, making the program among the top nationally in patient outcomes and the number of transplants performed
- Has performed more than 4,000 kidney transplants since the program’s inception
- Is one of the largest living donor kidney transplant programs in the country
- Is one of the largest living donor programs in the United States
- Has become a premier center for islet cell transplantation for diabetic patients
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A new intiative at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is aimed at educating the Latino community about organ donation. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has more.
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U.S. News Sits In as Surgeons Carry Out an 8-Person Kidney Exchange
Four people received new leases on life via the transplant 'chain' at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Article features John Friedewald, MD and Joseph Leventhal, MD.
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