UW Medicine’s 1st Alaskan recipient of a living-donor liver graft heads home after a lifesaving gift from his nephew across the country.
The start of a new year often brings hope of better days. For Kris Anderson, 51, of Redmond, Washington, the future has rarely looked so bright. On Dec. 8, she received a lobe of liver from her daughter Lauren at UW Medical Center in Seattle.
UW Medicine team performs first-in-Pacific Northwest living-donor liver transplant for metastatic colorectal cancer.
Performance ranges from excellent to lackluster among the 58 nonprofits that manage donor-to-recipient organ transfers.
UW Medical Center is the 11th U.S. hospital to achieve that volume, and the only such provider in the Pacific Northwest.
On July 7, 2019, Dr. Michael Mulligan performed UW Medicine's 1,000th lung transplant.
"We see patients who have received and are doing well after an organ transplant who might not have lived ... if we had not had this program in place," says Dr. Ajit Limaye.
UW Medicine specialists refine a progressive option for people awaiting donor organs.
Anacortes, Wash., man opted into UW Medicine protocol to receive infected donor heart and then had virus eradicated.
Cancer transmission is less than 1 percent across all cases. UW Medicine transplant chief describes precautionary measures.