By: Kelly Daly
Organ donation enables the amazing gift of giving life to another person. From performing the state of Florida’s first kidney transplant in 1966 to being ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery in 2018, the UF Health Shands Transplant Center has always used the best care and expertise possible to support our patients and their families before and after a transplant.
Our ability to stay on the leading edge of research has allowed our center to become an industry leader in transplant medicine, and our transplant teams have performed more than 1,100 heart transplants, 600 lung transplants and 4,800 kidney transplants.
The UF Health Shands Transplant Center team prides itself on successful outcomes for both adult and pediatric patients, and our commitment to experience, expertise and excellence has allowed our staff of over 100 to deliver the best possible care to every patient.
Visit donatelifeflorida.org to learn more about how you can give the gift of life to someone else.