Carolinas HealthCare System

Contact Information

For more information, contact the transplant center at:

704-355-6649 or
Learn more about the Living Donor program at Carolinas HealthCare System
Dr. Vincent Casingal and Dr. Benjamin Hippen discuss the Living Donor program at Carolinas Healthcare System

The transplant program receives organ donations through LifeShare of the Carolinas, the federally designated Organ Procurement Organization for the Charlotte, NC region. Partnering with Carolinas Medical Center to provide deceased donor organs to patients awaiting transplantation, LifeShare is a member of the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network.

The organization also works closely with the United Network for Organ Sharing, which maintains the national computerized waiting list for potential transplant recipients and matches all deceased donors to the appropriate recipient.

Following the collaborative best practice model, the transplant surgeon, surgical critical care physician and LifeShare's recovery coordinator aggressively manage the process, resulting in a decrease in cold ischemic time, an increase in organ quality and an increase in the number of organs recovered per donor. Due to the increase in the number of organs, waiting time is shorter at Carolinas Medical Center than the national average for each of the organ specific programs.