University of Minnesota Health Transplant Services serves both adult and pediatric patients at University of Minnesota Medical Center and University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. It is one of the oldest and most respected transplant programs in the world.
Our surgeons’ success in performing complex organ transplants has received international recognition. To date, University of Minnesota Health surgeons have performed more than 12,000 transplants on children and adults.
Your child has access to the latest therapies through participation in our clinical trials. As a leader among national and international programs in transplant medicine, we are committed to researching and providing lifesaving treatment to adults and children. Our pioneering research has dramatically improved survival rates and post-transplant quality of life.
Our historic milestones:
- 1966 — Performed the world's first deceased donor pancreas transplant
- 1970 — Founded the first nationally accredited transplant fellowship training program
- 1977 — Performed the world's first total pancreatectomy with islet cell autotransplant
- 1979 — Performed the world's first living donor pancreas transplant
- 1978 — Performed Minnesota's first adult heart transplant
- 1986 — Performed Minnesota's first infant heart transplant
- 1999 — Established the world's first non-directed living kidney donor program
- 2013 — Established the first living kidney donor outcomes database in the United States
- 2013 — Performed the Midwest's first “breathing lung” transplant