Montefiore Organ Transplants

His heart failed him.
His hospital never has.

Our heart transplant survival rates rival the best in the nation.

Here is just one of our many success stories.

WATCH JAKE RUN WITH HIS NEW HEART. (NOT THAT LONG AGO IT WAS A RACE TO SAVE HIS LIFE.)

Meet Jake Schron, age 5.

Three years ago, Jake’s heart failed him.

He needed a transplant to save his life.

So Jake was treated by our specialized, multidisciplinary team of cardiologists and heart surgeons.

And Jake’s mom received the support she needed, including accommodations nearby, so she could stay by her son’s side.

After 129 days of intensive, around-the-clock care, Jake received the transplant he needed.

Today? Jake’s running, jumping, and even flying with his new heart.

Jake is just one example of how we’re doing more in transplantation.

We have world-class survival rates for patients receiving liver and kidney transplants.

To learn more about our state-of-the-art organ transplants, click here.

WHAT MADE A RARE 4-WAY KIDNEY TRANSPLANT POSSIBLE? A DONOR WITH A HUGE HEART.

Four Way Kidney Organ Transplant

Meet Army veteran Christopher Forthman.

He risked his life serving his country in Iraq and Afghanistan.

What more could he possibly give? His kidney.

Christopher donated his kidney out of the kindness of his heart to a complete stranger.

His donation set off a chain reaction, allowing 3 other people to donate a kidney to a stranger.

Now all 4 patients are thriving with their new kidneys.

Thanks to strangers with huge hearts.

TO CONQUER ORGAN FAILURE, MONTEFIORE EINSTEIN CENTER FOR TRANSPLANTATION REFUSES TO QUIT.

Montefiore Organ Failure Research

We do whatever it takes to care for patients before, during and after transplantation of the heart, kidney, liver and pancreas to help ensure positive outcomes:

  • World-class survival rates for patients receiving liver and kidney transplants
  • Short waiting list time for transplantation, often within a year
  • Our transplantation specialists, with assistance from our Helping Hands Program, complement cutting-edge medicine with holistic approaches that improve quality of life for patients, families, and caregivers

Our innovative approaches to transplantation success include state-of-the-art, nationally recognized research and clinical trials, for example:

  • Studying how tumor cells circulate through the bloodstream to become new tumors, research that could benefit patients with cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer
  • Researching a human-cell–based artificial liver system that could prolong survival for patients waiting to receive a liver transplant
  • Using modern technologies like 3D imaging platforms, 3D printing, and telemedicine to optimize outcomes

To learn more about our other breakthrough clinical trials, click here.

Montefiore Transplant Centers

HISTORY OF FIRSTS:
SINCE 1967, A LEADER IN TRANSPLANTNG HEARTS, KIDNEYS, LIVERS AND HOPE.

We are one of the longest-running transplant centers in the country. We performed one of the nation’s first pediatric kidney transplants.

Recently, we performed another world’s first.

Meet Zainab.

She suffered from a rare metabolic disorder requiring a liver transplant.

In a unique operation, Zainab received a new liver.

And in a race against the clock, her old liver was transplanted into a 12-year-old girl who needed it to live.

Both girls are now thriving.

It’s what happens when a patient receives a liver, and is also given a future.