Overview

Overview

At Cleveland Clinic's Transplant Center, world-class experts perform a variety of adult and pediatric transplantation procedures. Each year, thousands of lives are saved and transformed because of our innovative transplant expertise. Combining quality, excellence and the top transplant physicians and specialists, Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center is proud to be a leader in organ transplantation. We offer one of the most comprehensive transplant programs in the world and perform a variety of transplantations including:

2016 Transplant Volumes
Liver 152
Kidney 155
Lung 110
Heart 54
Intestine 15
Pancreas 6
Kidney/Pancreas 7

In 2016, Transplant Center staff completed close to 500 solid organ transplants, including 14 pediatric transplants.

The Center is led by Director Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, PhD. Dr. Abu-Elmagd led the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) since its establishment in 1999 and earned an international reputation for clinical and technical contributions to the field of transplantation since then. He is an active member of 13 prominent professional and scientific societies, and is the current president of the Intestinal Transplantation Association.

Partnerships

Partnerships

Cleveland Clinic's Transplant Center participates in numerous scholarly training and teaching opportunities each year resulting in staff publications, lectures and abstracts. These opportunities include the work of medical students, Lifebanc employees, transplant coordinators, medical technologist students, other Cleveland Clinic residents and fellows and more.

The Transplant Center works closely with Lifebanc, Northeast Ohio's federally designated, nonprofit organ procurement organization (OPO). Increasing organ and tissue donation for those awaiting transplant is one of Lifebanc's main goals. Working with more than 80 hospitals, Lifebanc is responsible for all aspects of the organ and tissue recovery and donation processes, public and professional education programs, and bereavement services for donor families. Lifebanc is a member of the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and an accredited member of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).

National Marrow Donor Program - The NMDP is a nonprofit organization that manages the world's largest registry of volunteer stem cell donors and cord blood units, facilitating lifesaving blood and marrow stem cell transplants.

Cleveland Minority Organ & Tissue Transplant Education Program - this nonprofit organization works to increase awareness about organ and tissue donation through education and advocacy within minority communities in the Cleveland area.

Cleveland Eye Bank - the nonprofit Cleveland Eye Bank retrieves, evaluates and distributes donated eyes for use in corneal transplantation as well as research and teaching

Transplant House of Cleveland - this non-profit organization provides temporary, affordable housing in a home-like environment for organ transplant patients and their families while they visit Cleveland for medical care.