Convenient access to Penn Medicine’s nationally-recognized transplant resources.
Local patients exploring options for liver and kidney/pancreas transplants have convenient access to the Penn Medicine Transplant Institute, a nationally-recognized transplant program, right here in Lancaster.
Penn Medicine’s Liver and Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Evaluation clinic at Lancaster General Health offers pre-transplant evaluation and testing, along with follow-up care, for transplant patients of Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. Being able to receive these services in Lancaster reduces the number of times local transplant patients need to travel to Philadelphia. When staying in Philadelphia, Penn Medicine does offer guest house accommodations for transplant patients, their families and caregivers
Penn Medicine has the largest transplant center in the region and is nationally recognized for its transplant expertise. Physicians perform more than 400 organ transplants each year—including 180 in the kidney transplant program and 120 in the liver transplant program—with outcomes that consistently meet or exceed national averages.
The Penn Medicine Kidney/Pancreas and Liver Transplant teams work closely with local Lancaster General Health providers to coordinate care plans before and after transplant surgery.
Living donor means a living person donates part of their liver or a kidney to a transplant patient. The Penn Medicine Transplant Institute has one of the largest and most experienced living donor transplant programs in the country. For many, receiving a transplant from a living donor is the best option for survival and the fastest path to transplant, before patients get too sick or their disease progresses.
For a liver donor, a portion of the liver is donated and the remaining liver grows back to its original size within weeks. For living kidney donation, Penn Medicine also offers a paired kidney exchange program to help more patients receive a kidney match. This program is an option for kidney transplant patients and donor pairs who are not blood and/or tissue-type compatible.
Penn Medicine Transplant Institute - Evaluation Clinic
2106 Harrisburg Pike, Ste. 310 (Third Floor)
Lancaster, PA 17601
Contact Margaret Leid, transplant outreach coordinator, at 215-298-3929.
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