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Swedish Organ Transplant Program Celebrates 40 Years of Kidney Transplantation, Receives Medicare Certification for Liver Services

Swedish News

SEATTLE — November 7, 2013 — Swedish Medical Center’s organ transplant program is celebrating two milestones this month – the 40th anniversary of its kidney transplant program and recent approval of its liver transplant program by Medicare.

Swedish is a longstanding leader in organ transplantation in the Pacific Northwest, particularly kidney transplantation. Now operating for 40 years, the kidney transplant program is the most experienced of its kind in the region treating more than 100 patients each year.

The recent approval by Medicare comes five years after the Washington Supreme Court approved the liver program’s certificate of need in 2008. The first liver transplant performed at Swedish was in September 2010.

Swedish to Host Living Kidney Donor Seminar on Saturday, June 8 at First Hill Campus

Swedish News

SEATTLE, June 4, 2013 – A free seminar about living kidney donation, titled ‘Create a Miracle,’ will be held Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in Glaser Auditorium on the Swedish/First Hill campus (747 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122; first floor).

Two Seattle TV Stations to Tell Story of Women from Anchorage Taking Part in a Living, Unrelated Kidney Transplant

Swedish News

SEATTLE, Oct. 4, 2012 - A living, unrelated kidney transplant involving two former co-workers - and now grandmothers - from Anchorage, AL, will take place at Swedish/First Hill on Monday, Oct. 8. The two women - Judie Wolfe (donor) and Terri Teas (recipient) - recently shared their compelling story with the Anchorage Daily News.

Swedish to Host Living Kidney Donor Seminar April 24 at First Hill Campus

Swedish News

SEATTLE, April 16, 2012 – A free seminar about living kidney donation will be held Tuesday, April 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Glaser Auditorium on Swedish Medical Center’s First Hill campus (747 Broadway, first floor).

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