liver transplant Archives
Dec. 10, 2020—Liver transplants have traditionally required a high volume of transfusions of blood products, which comes with several downsides. The products are costly to patients — as high as $15,000 on top of the expense of a transplant. And they are sometimes not well accepted in patients because they degrade over time and are derived from multiple patients.
Oct. 15, 2020—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center's newly launched living liver donor program allows relatives to donate part of their liver to their loved one, something only possible at select centers in the country.
Jun. 8, 2020—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center performed 73 transplants in May, setting a Medical Center record for the most transplants in a month. Sixteen of those were heart transplants — also a monthly record — cementing VUMC’s status as the busiest heart transplant center in the country.
Jan. 16, 2020—Two transplant programs at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt reached milestones in 2019 for performing record numbers of heart and liver transplantations in a calendar year.
Nov. 13, 2019—VUMC is launching a living liver donor transplant program, significantly increasing the number of available organs for life-saving transplants.
Transplant centers, patients unite to stop new organ sharing policy that threatens longer waits for a liver
Apr. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and 13 other highly regarded liver transplant centers have filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping Federal policy changes that are slated to take effect Tuesday, April 30, that will affect thousands of patients across the Southeast and Midwest waiting for donor livers.
Jan. 4, 2018—The growing list of patients needing liver transplants continues to outpace the number of available donor organs, but a new preservation and transport device for donor livers could possibly make a big difference.
Oct. 19, 2017—On Oct. 3 Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed its 2,000th liver transplant, another milestone for one of the largest liver transplant programs in the Southeast.
Jul. 7, 2017—A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard recently received a new heart and liver at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), one of only a handful of hospitals that have performed the dual transplant surgery this year.