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. The UI Organ Transplant Center, which also serves the...

Jessica’s transplant: a story of giving and receiving

At the center of this story is Jessica: a 31-year-old businesswoman, mom, former cheerleader, and kidney donor. Add to her story a cast of family members: stepmom Elisabeth, older sister Maile, father Richard, two-year-old daughter Lucia, and husband Lance. About 20 years ago, Maile’s kidneys...