The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center provides the latest updates in transplant innovation, multimedia and press releases for the public.
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Read our latest press releases on our transplant innovation:
First Living Donor HIV-to-HIV Kidney Transplant in the U.S.
Study: Adolescent Female Blood Donors At Risk For Iron Deficiency And Associated Anemia
New public health measures could help protect this vulnerable population, authors say
Split Liver Transplants Could Safely Help Sickest Children
Analysis of donors, recipients and surgical approaches reveals optimal combinations
Study Affirms Geographic Discrimination in Allocating Lungs for Transplant
Court filing prompted change in allocation policy in 2017 to make the system fairer, but system still may discriminate
Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins Hospital Raising the Flag to Celebrate National Donate Life Month
The Johns Hopkins Hospital will fly the Donate Life flag to show solidarity for the importance of organ donation.
One Year Posttransplant, Recipients of Hepatitis C Kidneys Disease-Free
In a small study, doctors at Johns Hopkins have successfully transplanted 10 hepatitis C-infected kidneys into patients without hepatitis C...
Alternatives to Whole Liver Transplants for Children Have Become Safer, Study Finds
Findings suggest opportunity to increase organ supply, save lives
Disparity Persists: Racial and Ethnic Minority Patients Still Less Likely Than White Patients to Get Live Donor Kidney Transplants
Despite efforts over the past two decades to increase the number of black and Hispanic patients receiving kidney transplants...
Johns Hopkins is the First Center in the United States Approved for Living Donor HIV-Positive to HIV-Positive Kidney Transplants
Johns Hopkins hopes to become the first hospital in the U.S. to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants from living donors.
Double Arm Transplant
Learn how surgeons at Johns Hopkins performed the hospital's first successful bilateral arm transplant.
HIV-Positive to HIV-Positive Transplants
Learn how Johns Hopkins became the first hospital in the United States to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants.
Our department of plastic and reconstructive surgery performed the world’s first total penis and scrotum transplant.
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Watch Johns Hopkins surgeons provide information about some of our featured transplant programs.
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 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.
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.
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.