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Transplant Programs

Transplant Experts Where You Need Them

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute is the only top 15 heart transplant center in the Midwest and within a 500-mile radius of Kansas City.

Perfect Match, Ultimate Bond

A wife donates her kidney to save her husband’s life. This is their story.

Innovative techniques for kidney transplant patients

Saint Luke's performed the region's first laparoscopic and transvaginal laparoscopic living donor kidney transplants. These innovative techniques mean faster recoveries for patients.

Saint Luke's offers three transplant programs: kidney, heart, and liver. Saint Luke's Kidney Transplant Program is the oldest, most experienced program in the region. And we remain the region’s longest-running, most experienced heart transplant program as well. Since our first heart transplant in 1985, we have performed more than 750 transplants—a feat few hospitals in the nation have achieved. 

Saint Luke's:

  • Performed the first kidney transplant in the Kansas City area
  • Ranks among the top 15 centers nationwide for adult heart transplants
  • Has one of the shortest wait times for donor hearts in the country
  • Has one of the shortest wait times for kidney transplants
  • Is the most experienced center in the Midwest for combined heart/kidney transplants