"Clarian Transplant is also the only center in the world to perform lung/pancreas transplants, a pioneering procedure to improve and extend the lives of persons living with cystic fibrosis"
"We have one goal within our center, and that is to see no one die waiting for an organ," says Jonathan Fridell, MD, director of pancreatic transplantation. "Each new pancreas represents one life saved, and [the patient[']s] quality of life is improved."
Currently, Clarian Transplant has some of the shortest wait times in the country; for example, the average wait for a pancreas transplant is just over two months, compared to the national average of 16.8 months
Above-average outcomes and high volume prompted the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Transplantation to learn more about Clarian Transplant. HRSA identified Clarian's transplant program as one of eight programs in the country to be replicated because of its best practices associated with high rates of organ acceptance and transplantation.
Clarian Transplant is the only transplant center in Indiana, and one of very few in the nation to perform adult and pediatric organ transplants. Clarian Transplant is also the only center in the world to perform lung/pancreas transplants, a pioneering procedure to improve and extend the lives of persons living with cystic fibrosis.
Although Clarian performs a high number of transplants, it knows the availability of organs is dependent upon the precious gift of life from organ donors. Clarian Transplant works closely with the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization to help educate the public about the gift of organ donation.
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