April 25th, 2013 | It’s one of the leading medical issues of our time: human donor organs are in extremely short supply, while nearly 20 Americans die daily waiting for a life-saving transplant. So, why aren’t more people giving the gift of life through organ donation? In many cases, family members aren’t even aware of the potential donor’s decision,… Continue Reading
Our collaborative work environment features physicians recognized for their commitment to transplantation and research. Our highly skilled pediatric transplant surgeons bring a passion for helping children embrace the opportunity for a new and healthier life. Along side these doctors are several other people who make up the transplant team. Every member of your transplant team is an expert in their respective field of expertise. This team may include:
- Specially trained coordinators and nurses providing patients with compassionate, quality care during all aspects of treatment.
- Social workers, chaplains, psychiatrists and psychologists assisting patients and families with emotional, social and psychiatric needs.
- Dietitians, pharmacists, physical therapists and occupational therapists aiding in the road to recovery.
We routinely welcome outside groups, such as the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which facilitated an IU Health Transplant visit for hospital administrators throughout the country. This third-party engagement ensures IU Health Transplant stays on top of the latest and best practices and transplant procedures in the field, and the HRSA now recognizes IU Health Transplant as a national model.