Ohio State’s Comprehensive Transplant Center is among the largest kidney-pancreas transplant programs in the country. Since our first combined kidney-pancreas transplant in 1985, we have performed more than 800 kidney-pancreas transplant surgeries.
Why choose Ohio State?
Our Comprehensive Transplant Center has one of the largest organ transplant programs in the nation. We perform nearly 250 kidney, liver, pancreas, combined kidney-pancreas, heart, lung and bone marrow transplants each year. Since our program started in 1967, we have performed more than 8,000 lifesaving transplants. In addition, we have performed more than 6,100 kidney transplants and over 130 pancreas transplants alone. We are also among the busiest kidney-pancreas centers in the world and the only adult transplant center in central Ohio.
We are one of the few sites in North America approved to process pancreatic islet cells for transplantation that may cure type 1 diabetes.
We participate in clinical trials of new immunosuppressive drugs and antirejection therapies. Our current standard of care is using steroid-free immunosuppressive medications, a regimen available to about one quarter of all patients in the United States at this time.