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Leaders in Transplant Innovation in Florida

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Half-century of Saving Lives Through
the Advancement of Organ Transplants

By Karin Lillis

Over the course of the last five decades, University of Florida Health Shands Transplant Center faculty and staff have performed more than 8,000 organ transplants. They provide lifesaving care for adult patients receiving heart, liver, lung, kidney and pancreas transplants. The center also provides care for pediatric patients receiving heart, lung, kidney and pancreas transplants.

“UF Health Shands Hospital is fully committed to organ transplantation. UF was the first center in the state to provide most of these lifesaving procedures. The intent is to build on this foundation and…

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