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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​First in the U.S.: Helping women with MRKH enter motherhood

More than five babies have been born at Baylor University Medical Center to mothers who received a uterus transplant. These live births are the latest medical milestones in the uterine transplant clinical trial at Baylor University Medical Center, being conducted through Baylor Scott & White Research Institute.

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Baylor Scott & White Health — the right choice for an organ transplant

Baylor Scott & White transplant centers in North Texas and Central Texas are home to a highly experienced team of physicians on the medical staff, transplant surgeons and other clinicians who provide comprehensive advanced heart, pancreas, liver, lung and kidney disease care and organ transplant services. Our transplant centers combine advanced clinical research and innovative approaches to provide quality results and outstanding service to transplant patients and their family.​

While there is strength in numbers, our commitment to compassionate care and support means you’ll never be a number. Our organ transplant centers have been in existence for over 30 years, and the transplant surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical CenterBaylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple have performed some of the largest volume of organ transplants in the nation.​​​​

Transplant Research and Clinical Trials

Find out if you're a candidate for one of our clinical trials

Why should you consider Baylor Scott & White Health for your organ transplant needs?

Proven success. Our organ transplant patient survival rates consistently exceed the national average.

Experience. Baylor Scott & White Health is home to one of the largest-volume liver, heart and islet cell organ transplant programs in Texas and in the nation. Based on volume, Baylor Scott & White Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute is the third-largest liver organ transplant center in the United States and has performed more liver transplants than any other program in Texas. Further, Baylor Scott & White has the third-largest pancreas transplant program in Texas. Studies show the more times a hospital performs a transplant procedure, the better its success rate.

Expertise. Organ transplant surgeons on our medical staff have trained 45 transplant surgeons who now lead major transplant centers globally.

Support. From fostering emotional health and good nutrition to managing financial or family needs, we’re here for our organ transplant patients and their families.

Innovation. We’ve performed many human organ transplant firsts in the state, nation and the world. We are globally recognized for our contributions to transplantation research and our effectiveness at translating complex studies to patients in need.

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Outreach Locations

For people who do not live near Dallas–Fort Worth or the Temple region, we bring our experience to them.

Organ transplant centers

Learn more about our specialized organ transplant centers in Central Texas and North Texas.

  • Central Texas Organ Transplant Center
  • North Texas Organ Transplant Center
  • Outreach Clinic Locations

Central Texas Organ Transplant Center

Central Texas' cohesive organ transplant services teams include qualified physicians, surgeons and medical staff that offer the expertise and compassion to serve the unique needs of transplant surgery patients.

Based at our Temple hospital campus in Central Texas, our organ transplant teams focus on providing personalized care in a supportive, collaborative environment. Our patient-focused approach makes you part of the team as we work together to help you live a longer, healthier life.

We offer the following services in our Central Texas transplant center:

  • Blood stem cell transplant
  • Corneal transplant
  • Heart transplant
  • Kidney and pancreas transplant

North Texas Organ Transplant Center

In North Texas, Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and Baylor Scott & White All Saints – Fort Worth make up one the busiest multi-specialty organ transplant systems in the world — the Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute.

The Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute is an internationally renowned destination for organ transplant surgery and care. Many of our programs at the transplant centers in North Texas feature shorter-than-average wait times, as well as above-average outcomes — especially for complex transplant cases.  

Through the dedication of the transplant surgeons and medical staff, Baylor Scott & White transplant centers have been first in a number of areas and is credited with:

  • First in the United States to have a baby born to a mother with a transplanted uterus from the uterus transplant clinical trial at Baylor University Medical Center
  • North Texas' first islet cell transplant
  • The nation's first certified VAD program
  • Texas' first matched unrelated donor bone marrow transplant
  • The Southwest's first adult liver transplant
  • The world's first extra-corporeal perfusion (bridge to transplant) using a genetically engineered pig liver, allowing the patient to survive and successfully undergo a liver transplant
  • North Texas' first split-liver procedure, in which the surgeon divides a donor liver into two lobes for a pediatric and adult recipient
  • North Texas' first adult-to-adult living donor liver transplant procedure
  • North Texas' first heart/lung/heart "domino" procedure, in which a patient with terminal emphysema received a single heart and two lungs, while another patient with cardiomyopathy received the good heart from the patient with emphysema
  • North Texas' first paired kidney donor transplant
  • North Texas' only living liver donor transplant program

We offer the following services in our North Texas transplant centers:

  • Heart transplant
  • Kidney transplant
  • Liver transplant
  • Lung transplant
  • Islet Cell transplant
  • Combined Kidney and Pancreas transplant
  • Living donor liver transplant
  • Living donor kidney transplant

Outreach Clinic Locations

Teams of physicians, nurses and assistants travel to outreach clinics throughout Texas to deliver world-renowned transplantation medicine to an expanding network of communities. Both initial organ transplant evaluation and post-transplant follow-up appointments are available.

Frequently asked questions

 

In the United States alone, there are more than 120,000 people on organ transplant waiting lists. Unfortunately, there simply aren't enough donated organs, which results in an average of 18 people dying each day while waiting for transplants.
The first successful adult human kidney transplant was performed in 1954. Over the past 50 years, many successful organ transplants have occurred. Transplants now involve every major organ, various tissues and cells (such as kidneys, hearts, lungs, livers and bone marrow). Organ transplant survival is steadily increasing, and successful transplants now lead to an improved quality of life. Medical technology continues to improve, and transplantation has become a life-saving procedure for many 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.
More than 120,000 people are on organ transplant waiting lists in the United States. But a shortage of donated organs means that an average of 18 people die each day while waiting for transplants. You have the power to donate life. Learn more and register to become a donor on the Texas state donor registry. Visit Donate Life Texas
Organ donations from living donors can have many benefits for the recipient. If you are considering becoming a living donor, the first step is to complete our confidential online health history questionnaire. A living donor coordinator will then review your information. If you’re eligible, the coordinator will contact you to review your health history questionnaire and answer any questions you may have. Then we’ll work with you to get financial approval from your insurance for testing. If approved, you’ll have a thorough medical and social evaluation to determine that you’re healthy and that there is nothing that puts you at additional risks for future health problems related to the surgery, anesthesia and donation. We’ll present the evaluation results to the Transplant Team to determine your suitability for donation. If you’re approved, we’ll schedule the transplant.​​ Living donor liver transplants and living donor kidney transplants are available at the Baylor Scott & White transplant centers.

 

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