Vanderbilt Transplant Center

Hepatitis C–positive donors a viable option to expand heart donor pool

Hepatitis C-positive heart donors offer a strategy to safely expand the donor pool and allow more patients to undergo transplant.

Couple’s bequest allows them to reciprocate the gift of life

Larry and Sue Hill, of Norris, Tennessee, decided after Larry’s life-saving kidney transplant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2012 that they weren’t satisfied just saying thank you and moving on. They wanted to pay it forward.

Madalyn Durbin’s dad just had a double lung transplant; surely there was no way he could make it to her wedding.

Never underestimate a father’s determination to be there for his daughter. As Madalyn started down the aisle, Terry stepped out and took her hand.

Launch of living liver transplant program to increase availability of organs

VUMC is launching a living liver donor transplant program, significantly increasing the number of available organs for life-saving transplants.

New Physician Spotlight: Jeffrey Upperman

Jeffrey Upperman, MD, a national leader in pediatric trauma and disaster preparedness, has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as surgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Pediatric Surgery. He started Nov. 1.

Vanderbilt Transplant Center members recently held a reception celebrating the 6,000th kidney transplant since the program’s inception.

VUMC reaches milestone 6,000th kidney transplant

The Vanderbilt Transplant Center recently celebrated its 6,000th kidney transplant.

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