New York's Largest Living Donor Transplant Program

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NewYork-Presbyterian’s Living Donor Transplant program offers patients the possibility of earlier transplantation, faster recovery and better outcomes. With a living donor transplant, patients receive an organ, or portion of an organ, from a living person, such as a relative, friend, or in some cases, a stranger.

As a national leader in living donor transplants, our specialists pioneer new methods to increase the viability of available organs, expedite patient-donor pairings, and improve surgical outcomes. Across our two transplant programs at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center — we have performed the most living donor transplants in the United States.

“We are on the cutting edge of new treatments, new operations, living donor liver transplants—using all the advanced devices that many of which were invented here and first tested in humans here. Our renal failure and dialysis programs are among the most advanced.”

— Jean C. Emond, MD, Chief of Transplant Surgery and
Executive Director, Transplant Initiative,
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

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