Over the past fifty years, many successful organ transplants have
occurred. The first successful adult human kidney transplant was
performed in 1954 and transplants today now involve every major organ.
Transplantation of various organs, tissues, and cells (such as
kidneys, hearts, lungs, livers, bone marrow, and others) are now
possible in children. Survival is steadily increasing and successful
transplants now lead to an improved quality of life.
With the number of people needing transplants increasing each year,
the various organizations, as well as healthcare providers, are
increasing the public's awareness of the need for organ donation.
Medical technology continues to improve and transplantation has
become a life-saving procedure for many people with congenital or
chronic conditions or diseases. Research studies continue to focus on
preventing graft rejection and the development of new anti-rejection
drugs and therapies that are less toxic and more effective.
Scientists also continue to learn about the body's immune system,
which contributes to a further understanding of transplantation and
other immunologic diseases and conditions.
Solid organ transplantation programs at Stanford Health Care offer
patients a variety of specialty services to address serious medical
problems. Services include careful pre-transplant monitoring and
post-surgical care. Our medical teams offer transplantation services
for the following:
Depending on the subspecialty, Stanford also offers:
Living donor transplantation
Our transplant teams provide superior specialized expertise in all
Stanford strongly emphasizes continuous quality improvement (CQI) in
its transplant programs and maintains comprehensive outpatient
management of transplant recipients that includes infection
prophylaxis, management of immunosuppression, and long-term patient
monitoring and care.
This unusual procedure, known as a "domino" transplant, occurs when one recipient receives a heart-lung transplant from a deceased donor, while the existing healthy heart of the heart-lung recipient is given to a second patient. The rare procedure has only been performed eight times at Stanford, last in 1994.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics)
provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well
as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office
staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
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