Vanderbilt Transplant Center

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LSU baseball fan sporting a new set of lungs after VUMC transplant

Flags were set up on the plaza for Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Donate Life event. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Events honor those involved in organ donation

Sixty-nine individuals donated their organs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2023, and they and their families were saluted on April 17 at the annual Donate Life Ceremony.

Peter Reese, MD, PhD

Peter Reese named to lead newly created Vanderbilt Center for Transplant Science

Peter Reese, MD, PhD, has been named the inaugural director of the Vanderbilt Center for Transplant Science.

Reception for Seth Karp recognizes leadership and commitment to Transplant Center

Vanderbilt performs its first pediatric living donor liver transplant

Young Cameron Campbell recently became the first pediatric patient to receive a living donor liver transplant at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Novel device helps extend window of time to preserve hearts donated after cardiac death

In the first such procedure, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has transplanted a DCD (donation after cardiac death) heart using XVIVO Heart Assist Transport (XHAT), a novel cold organ perfusion device.

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