The Department actively participates in the Cleveland Clinic’s Transplantation Center, which coordinates kidney, kidney-pancreas, cardiac, bone marrow and liver transplants. The Cleveland Clinic’s kidney transplant program dates to January 1963. Since then, more than 1,700 kidney transplants have been performed here. Each year, between 75 and 100 kidney transplants are performed at the CCF, with the reactivation of the kidney-pancreas transplantation programs in 1993, the total number of transplants is on the rise.
The CCF participates in nationwide tissue typing and organ recovery programs and also serves as the tissue typing resource for the Northeast Ohio region, offering state-of-the-art technologies such as DNA typing and flow cytometry.