Saturday, September 12, 2015

Baylor University Medical Center Performs Record Number of Organ Transplants

Newswise | Baylor Health

Nine organs transplanted in one calendar day, 12 organs transplanted in 24 hours; Patients from three states given the gift of life

David Lozuk Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas celebrates a record-setting day of organ transplantation with nine organ transplants on seven patients in one calendar day.

Newswise — One week ago, surgical teams took part in a record-setting day of organ transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Surgeons on the medical staff performed nine organ transplants on seven patients in one calendar day. The successful day of surgeries broke the previous Texas record of eight organ transplants performed in one calendar day, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

The nine organ transplants took place at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas on Sept. 1. Three additional organs were transplanted in the early morning hours of Sept. 2, bringing the total to 12 organs transplanted in 24 hours. According to UNOS, an average of seven transplants are performed each day in Texas.

“I am very proud of this milestone,” said Goran Klintmalm, MD, PhD, FACS, chief and chairman of Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute. “This is a collaboration of more than 150 people coming together in a short amount of time to change the lives of these patients,” Klintmalm added.

The surgeries performed during the record-breaking 24 hours included: Continue reading

 

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