Tucson Transplant Program at University of Arizona Medical Center
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Tucson Transplant Program at University of Arizona Medical Center

Tucson : AZ : USA | May 22, 2011 at 4:36 PM PDT
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According to the United Network for Organ sharing (UNOS), more than 100,000 candidates in the U.S. are on transplant waiting lists.

The University of Arizona Department of Surgery at University Medical Center now has clinical programs in all types of adult and pediatric transplants. It is the first public institution in the United States to have all the programs at one academic medical center.

The programs include:

Solid organ transplants including kidney, liver, pancreas, intestine, heart and lungs.

Bone marrow transplants that treat diseases like leukemia and lymphoma.

Cellular transplants which use islet cells to treat or even prevent insulin-dependent diabetes.

Composite tissue transplants including hand transplants and face transplants for patients who have suffered limb loss or extensive facial disfigurement.

Future consolidation of transplant programs

According to Rainer Gruessner, MD, chairman of the UA Department of Surgery, “plans are to consolidate all of these transplant programs into an Institute for Transplantation. This institute will nurture a clinical and research-oriented environment for developing and defining technologies to maintain and improve – and eventually restore – the function of organs damaged by end-stage disease. This work will include growing artificial organs and providing stem-cell therapy as a bridge to a later transplant. As with the clinical transplant program, the institute will be a collaboration with other UA College of Medicine departments and research programs.”

Dr. Gruessner went on to say that, “The achievements of our trauma program seen during Jan. 8 tragedy, as well as the growth of our transplant program and the entire Department of Surgery, are testaments to the tremendous potential we have at the University of Arizona to be among the nation’s best providers of surgical care for our patients in Arizona and the nation.”

To learn more about the University Medical Center transplant programs, go to:

http://opa.ahsc.arizona.edu/newsroom/news/2011/ua-becomes-first-public-university-nation-have-active-programs-all-areas-adult-an

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