Learn more about how Ohio State is leading the way in organ transplantation!
Why choose Ohio State for kidney transplant?
Expertise: We perform more than 250 kidney transplants a year, making us one of the top 10 percent busiest programs in the country. Since our first kidney transplant in 1967, we have performed more than 7,000 kidney transplant surgeries. In early 2020, the transplant team completed an 8-way living donor kidney transplant chain which bests our previous chain, a 6-way, initially performed in 2011. The 8-way is the largest, single-institution living kidney donor chain to date in Ohio, and one of only a handful in the United States.
Experience: Our Comprehensive Transplant Center has one of the largest organ transplant programs in the nation. We perform more than 500 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.
Kidney transplant research: We participate in clinical trials of new immunosuppressive drugs and antirejection therapies including novel cell therapy to prevent kidney transplant failure.