While there's strength in numbers, our commitment to your transplant care and support means you’ll never be a number
Baylor Scott & White Health organ transplant centers in North Texas and Central Texas are home to a highly experienced team of physicians on the medical staff, transplant surgeons and other clinicians who provide comprehensive advanced heart, pancreas, liver, lung and kidney disease care and organ transplant services. Our Texas transplant centers combine advanced clinical research and innovative approaches to provide quality results and outstanding service to transplant patients and their family.
Our organ transplant centers have been in existence for more than 35 years, and the transplant surgeons have performed some of the largest volume of organ transplants in the nation.
Transplant services at Baylor Scott & White Health
Why should you consider Baylor Scott & White Health for your organ transplant?
Proven success. Our organ transplant patient survival rates consistently exceed the national average.
Experience. Baylor Scott & White Health is home to one of the largest-volume liver, heart and islet cell organ transplant programs in Texas and in the nation. Based on volume, Baylor Scott & White Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute is the third-largest liver organ transplant center in the United States and has performed more liver transplants than any other program in Texas. Further, Baylor Scott & White has the third-largest pancreas transplant program in Texas. Studies show the more times a hospital performs a transplant procedure, the better its success rate.
Expertise. Organ transplant surgeons on our medical staff have trained 45 transplant surgeons who now lead major transplant centers globally.
Support. From fostering emotional health and good nutrition to managing financial or family needs, we’re here for our organ transplant patients and their families.
Innovation. We’ve performed many human organ transplant firsts in the state, nation and the world. We are globally recognized for our contributions to transplantation research and our effectiveness at translating complex studies to patients in need.
We’re the only transplant center in the world using minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgical techniques for four different types of transplant surgery:
- Kidney recipient transplantation
- Living liver donation
- Living kidney donation
- Living uterus donation
Baylor Scott & White Health transplant programs
In North Texas, Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, in Dallas has one of the busiest multi-specialty organ transplant systems in the world—the Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute.
Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth is an internationally renowned destination for transplant care and one of the largest in the nation.
Based at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple in Central Texas, our organ transplant teams focus on providing personalized care in a supportive, collaborative environment. Our patient-focused approach to transplant care in Temple makes you part of the team as we work together to help you live a longer, healthier life.
Teams of physicians, nurses and assistants travel to outreach clinics throughout Texas to deliver world-renowned transplantation medicine to an expanding network of communities. Both initial organ transplant evaluation and post-transplant follow-up appointments are available.
Frequently asked questions
How many people need organ transplants?
In the United States alone, there are more than 120,000 people on organ transplant waiting lists. Unfortunately, there simply aren't enough donated organs, which results in an average of 18 people dying each day while waiting for transplants.
What are organ donations and organ transplants?
The first successful adult human kidney transplant was performed in 1954. Over the past 50 years, many successful organ transplants have occurred. Transplants now involve every major organ, various tissues and cells (such as kidneys, hearts, lungs, livers and bone marrow). Organ transplant survival is steadily increasing, and successful transplants now lead to an improved quality of life. Medical technology continues to improve, and transplantation has become a life-saving procedure for many with congenital or chronic conditions or diseases. Research studies continue to focus on preventing graft rejection and the development of new anti-rejection drugs and therapies that are less toxic and more effective. Scientists also continue to learn about the body's immune system, which contributes to a further understanding of transplantation and other immunologic diseases and conditions.
What is the organ donation process?
More than 120,000 people are on organ transplant waiting lists in the United States. But a shortage of donated organs means that an average of 18 people die each day while waiting for transplants. You have the power to donate life. Learn more and register to become a donor on the Texas state donor registry.
How do I become a living organ donor?
Organ donations from living donors can have many benefits for the recipient. If you are considering becoming a living donor, the first step is to complete our confidential online health history questionnaire. A living donor coordinator will then review your information. If you’re eligible, the coordinator will contact you to review your health history questionnaire and answer any questions you may have. Then we’ll work with you to get financial approval from your insurance for testing.
If approved, you’ll have a thorough medical and social evaluation to determine that you’re healthy and that there is nothing that puts you at additional risks for future health problems related to the surgery, anesthesia and donation. We’ll present the evaluation results to the Transplant Team to determine your suitability for donation.
If you’re approved, we’ll schedule the transplant. Living donor liver transplants and living donor kidney transplants are available at the Baylor Scott & White transplant centers.