Celebrating 50 years!
Organ transplantation at UTMB’s Texas Transplant Center has a long
tradition of excellence. Transplantation was started at UTMB 50 years ago, and the university has been a pioneering force in the field since then, with more than 3,200 patients transplanted. In 2007 the Texas Transplant Center
was founded and offers excellence in patient care and research in organ
Our transplant Center is in a different organ bank than the metropolitan
Houston area. Our organ procurement agency (South West Transplant
Alliance) is very active with over 350 donors/year. Patients in the
waiting list in the metropolitan Houston transplant programs can benefit
from multiple listing
in our Center. UNOS (United
Network for Organ sharing) is the agency that regulates transplantation
in the US and mandates that patients are informed of multiple listing.
Multiple listing with our Transplant Center allows patients in the
waiting list in Houston to double their chance to receive an organ only a
short drive away. To reduce commutes and enhance and simplify access to
care for our patients, our outpatient care is offered from several
transplant clinics conveniently located throughout South Texas and in
the League City area near Interstate 45 South.