Wexner Medical Center performs 10,000th transplant surgery

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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has surpassed more than 10,000 transplant surgeries.

The Ohio State Comprehensive Transplant Center is home to central Ohio’s only adult transplant center.

“Less than 10% of the nation’s transplant centers have reached this milestone,” said Dr. Harold L. Paz, executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs at The Ohio State University and CEO at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “This achievement is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our transplant team and their commitment to transform as many lives as possible.”

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The center has been caring for patients with diseases of the heart, lung, kidney, liver and pancreas since 1967 when Ohio State performed its first kidney transplant.

As of August 2, there have been 10,007 transplant surgeries performed – 6,921 kidney, 1,152 liver, 171 pancreases, 526 heart, 933 kidney-pancreas and 304 lung transplants.

“Our goal is to continue to grow as much as we can and to help as many patients as we can,” said Dr. Kenneth Washburn, executive director of the Ohio State Comprehensive Transplant Center and director of the Division of Transplantation.

The Ohio State Comprehensive Transplant Center has 125 physicians, nurses and staff dedicated to helping as many people as possible receive the gift of life. Services include heart, lung, liver, kidney, kidney-pancreas and pancreas transplantation.

To register as an organ donor, visit: wexnermedical.osu.edu/Buckeye4Life.