March 2016 News

UI team performs center's 5,000th organ transplant

Surgical transplant team in an operating room
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.

Jessica’s transplant: a story of giving and receiving

Testing for Maile and Jessica showed that the disease ravaging their kidneys was a rare genetic blood disorder known as aHUS (atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome). Only about 300 cases occur in the United States, and it’s usually seen in children. Because it’s a genetic disease, even such a rare condition as aHUS could strike twice in the same family.