Learn more about how Ohio State is leading the way in organ transplantation!
Why choose Ohio State for heart transplant?
Our Comprehensive Transplant Center has one of the largest organ transplant programs in the nation. We perform more than 475 kidney, liver, pancreas, combined kidney-pancreas, heart and lung transplants each year. Since our program started in 1967, we have performed more than 10,000 lifesaving transplants
including 525 heart transplants.
Leading-edge treatments: Ohio State's team of researchers was among the first in the nation to evaluate the use of cyclosporine, a drug that suppresses the immune system and dramatically improves the success of organ transplantation. Ohio State was also the fourth institution in the country certified to implant the temporary CardioWest™ Total Artificial Heart, which serves as a bridge to transplant for the most critically ill patients.
Heart transplant research:
Our research teams
are studying new methods to lengthen the amount of time a heart remains viable for transplantation.