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Northwestern Medicine Organ Transplantation

Why choose Northwestern Medicine for organ transplantation?

The Northwestern Medicine Organ Transplant 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.

Image of Organ Transplantation Statistics: 9500 lives saved through kidney, liver and pancreas transplants; 17 satellite locations for pre-transplant care; $7 million in federal funding for transplant research; No. 1 largest living donor program in IL; over 90 active clinical trials

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Transplantation Programs

African American Transplant Access Program (AATAP)

African American patients are not getting the information or support they need to make it through the transplant process. The African American Transplant Access Program is working tirelessly to change that. 

Heart Transplantation

Heart transplantation at Northwestern Medicine is performed by highly skilled cardiac surgeons with extensive experience in this specialty.

Hispanic Transplant Program (HTP)

The Northwestern Medicine Hispanic Transplant Program offers a culturally sensitive program dedicated to serving Hispanic patients in need of a transplant.

Kidney Transplantation

The Northwestern Medicine Organ Transplant Center is the largest living donor kidney transplant program in the country.

Liver Transplantation

The Northwestern Medicine Liver Disease and Transplant Program offers a complete range of medical and surgical interventions to treat patients with complex liver disorders.

Living Donor Organ Transplantation

The Organ Transplant Center is a leader in living donor transplant surgery.

Lung Transplantation

Northwestern Medicine physicians combine leading clinical practice with groundbreaking research in the treatment of all types of severe lung disease.

Pancreas And Islet Cell Transplantation Program

The Pancreas and Islet Cell Transplantation Program provides quality outcomes and innovative care and immunotherapies in the treatment of diabetes.

Meet the Teams

Our teams span the spectrum of basic science and translational and clinical research, and they 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.
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Transplant in the News

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Learn more about our transplant services, expertise and patients though:

  • Patient stories
  • Physician interviews
  • News Archive

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    Transplant Education Videos

    Videos and resources about organ transplantation for donors and recipients.

    COVID-19 Resources

    The Northwestern Medicine Transplant team is providing patients with the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.

    Second Chance at Life: Chicago Woman Receives Crossmatch Double Transplant

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    A Chicago woman received a second chance at life after waiting more than 400 days in the hospital for a kidney and lung transplant.

    Mi cuñada me ha dado vida

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    Arturo Ramírez sufrió un accidente de auto hace casi tres años, lo que desató los problemas de riñón que empezó a padecer. Necesitaba un trasplante de riñón y fue su cuñada quien se convirtió en su salvadora.

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    Looking for a Second Opinion?

    It's vital that you're comfortable with your treatment decision and have confidence in your doctor. For these reasons, a second opinion with another specialist can help you make smart treatment decisions.

    Be one in a million.

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    The more researchers know about what makes each of us unique, the more tailored our health care can become. Join a research effort with one million people nationwide to create a healthier future for all of us.