News Articles

  • April is National Donate Life Month, and Morgan Atwood, RN, encourages everyone to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors. Read more
  • Throughout this COVID-19 environment, the Organ Transplant Center (OTC) has kept its doors open because any delay in their patients’ care would have directly impacted their well-being. Read more
  • UI Hospitals & Clinics has begun to roll out a new feature to keep friends and family informed during a patient’s surgical procedure. Up to two people designated by the patient will receive text updates of the progress of the surgery and into recovery. Read more
  • Many people see scars as something to conceal. Transplant recipients and living donors, however, wear their scars as a badge of honor. Their scars are a mark of beauty. The Art of the SCAR photography exhibit celebrates this symbol of life. Read more
  • A personal trainer, a pastor, and a 6-year-old may make an unlikely team, but from Aug. 2–7 they were part of a group representing University of Iowa Health Care in the 2018 Transplant Games of America in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read more
  • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has been selected to participate in phase two of the Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (COIIN), a three-year project aimed to increase the number of kidney transplants and improve quality measures. Read more
  • The University of Iowa Health Care opened the new UI Health Care-Quad Cities-Kidney Transplant Clinic at 865 Lincoln Road in Bettendorf, Iowa, this summer-a significant advantage to kidney transplant patients in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. As with services offered in Iowa City, patients at this clinic will be evaluated by members of the UI Health Care transplant team-a transplant surgeon, nephrologist, social worker, financial counselor, and transplant coordinator. Read more
  • An organ donation is truly a gift of life, and thirteen University of Iowa Organ Transplant Center patients showed that their stories didn't end at donation or transplant...they were just beginning. While the University of Iowa Organ Transplant Center has performed over 5,000 life-changing transplants, we can't do it alone. Our UI patients and donors joined athletes from across the state to compete together as Team Iowa under the leadership of the Iowa Donor Network at the Donate Life Transplant Games. Read more
  • Leaders of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Organ Transplant Center announce that the program has performed its 5,000th solid organ transplant. This milestone was reached in March of 2015 when a patient received a new liver. Read more