Types of Transplantation

Bone Marrow Transplant: The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at the University of Michigan is the place where compassionate care, multidisciplinary collaboration and the latest research innovations come together to help patients whose conditions require that they undergo this highly specialized treatment. More than 200 adult BMT procedures are performed at U-M each year — making us one of the largest programs in the state.

Cornea Transplantation: Cornea transplant surgery is managed through the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center. Nearly 46,000 people have cornea transplants each year. This is a sight-saving surgery, and requires patients and ophthalmologists to work closely together to insure the success of the surgery. To learn more about cornea transplant surgery, visit the Corneal Transplant Surgery page on the Kellogg Eye center website.

Hand Transplantation: Hand transplantation is an option available for patients with amputations or injuries of the arm or hand. This includes military personnel returning from active duty. Regaining an arm or hand can vastly improve the quality of life of a patient, allowing them to continue doing daily tasks that they may not have been able to do before.

Heart Transplantation: Heart transplantation is one of a number of options for severe heart disease and should only be considered when other viable treatment options have been unsuccessful. To learn more about our Heart Transplant program, visit the Heart Transplant page on umcvc.org, the website for the Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation: Kidney transplantation allows people with end stage kidney failure to avoid or eliminate the need for dialysis and prolong life. Pancreas transplantation is most often performed to improve the quality of life for people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Liver Transplantation: Liver transplantation is one of a number of treatment options for patients with debilitating liver disease. It's not for everyone, and should not be considered unless all other treatment options have been ruled out.

Lung Transplantation: Lung transplant is one of a number of options for end-stage lung disease. It's not for everyone, and should not be considered for you unless all other treatment options are unsuccessful.

Pediatric Transplantation: Pediatric transplants include bone marrow transplant, heart Transplant, kidney Transplant, and liver transplant.