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The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center provides the latest updates in transplant innovation, multimedia and press releases for the public.

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Watch Johns Hopkins surgeons provide information about some of our featured transplant programs.

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Auto Islet Transplant


Auto Islet Transplantation Process

Watch an animation explaining the pancreatic auto islet transplantation process with complete removal of the pancreas to treat pancreatitis.

What are the Treatment Options for Pancreatitis?

Vikesh Singh, MD, Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist, explains medical management and surgical treatment options for pancreatitis patients.

What is Pancreatitis?

Vikesh Singh, MD, Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist, explains chronic and acute pancreatitis and its symptoms.


Heart Transplant


Heart Transplant Patient Remembers 30 Years

Orlando DeFelice developed idiopathic cardiomyopathy from a virus and within a year, was in need of a heart transplant. He received his heart transplant in August of 1983, the second heart transplant ever at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Donate Life | Olivia's Story

Olivia Strama developed acute cardiomyopathy when she was only 7 months old. She received a lifesaving heart transplant at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Hear from Olivia and her parents, Amanda and Alex, to learn more about her story and the importance of organ donation.


Kidney/Pancreas Transplant


About Pancreas and Kidney Transplant Surgery

Transplant surgeon Niraj Desai, MD, explains the pancreas transplant operation, the combined pancreas and kidney transplant and quality of life for patients after the surgery.

Who Needs a Pancreas or a Pancreas and Kidney Transplant?

Transplant surgeon Niraj Desai, MD discusses reasons why someone would need a pancreas transplant or a combined pancreas and kidney transplant, most often due to diabetes.

Living Kidney Donor Surgery

Transplant surgeon Dorry Segev discusses the kidney transplant waiting list, living kidney donors, surgery, recovery and the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center.

Managing the Health of Kidney Transplant Recipients

Transplant nephrologist Nada Alachkar discusses kidney transplants, candidate eligibility, patient health before and after surgery, quality of life, and Johns Hopkins.

What Kidney Donors Need to Know: Before, During and After Donating a Kidney

Nephrologist Karl Womer discusses live kidney donors, including the evaluation process and qualifications to become a donor, common misconceptions, medical concerns, and long term effects of kidney donation.


Liver Transplant


Am I a Candidate for Liver Transplant?

Johns Hopkins transplant surgeon Andrew Cameron, MD discusses eligibility for a liver transplant, donor livers, patients' average age, and other transplant-determining factors.

Liver Transplant: The Surgery, Recovery and Quality of Life

Johns Hopkins transplant surgeon Andrew Cameron, MD discusses the liver transplant procedure and recovery, the incision, quality of life after transplant, research and rejection medication.

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