The Transplant Center at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Carolinas Medical Center is one of the busiest transplant centers in North Carolina, performing nearly 200 organ transplants every year. It’s one of just six in the US with its own hospital-based organ procurement program, which has resulted in shorter average wait times for organs for our patients.
Our organ-specific teams of surgeons provide transplant surgery and treatment for patients with end-stage kidney, pancreas, liver and heart disease.
The transplant center is certified by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is a member of the United Network for Organ Sharing in kidney, pancreas, liver and heart for adults and kidney, liver and heart for children.
Specially trained surgeons and other healthcare professionals work together on organ-specific transplant surgery teams, meaning your transplant is handled by experts in the field. Transplants offered at Carolinas Medical Center include:
LifeShare of the Carolinas is the organ recovery partner to Carolinas HealthCare System. Both are federally designated members of the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network.
LifeShare, a not-for-profit organization, facilitates transplants throughout 22 counties in southwestern North Carolina, serving as the link between patients who need transplants and the donors who make those transplants possible. LifeShare works closely with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which maintains the national transplant database.
UNOS manages the nation's organ transplant system and ensures that its strict guidelines are met and enforced. For patients and donors, this means that all patients are given a fair chance to receive an organ transplant regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, religion, lifestyle, financial or social status.
Learn more at LifeShare of the Carolinas.
Please use the following links to find the referral procedures specific to your patient's needs.
For more information, contact the Transplant Center at Carolinas Medical Center at 704-355-6649 or 800-562-5752.