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Abdominal Transplant Program

At UF Health Shands Hospital, tissue-banking system spurs increased collaboration

Blood and tissue banking have been common practice for decades. Biomedical giants are able to store large quantities of tissue for prolonged periods, but the methods of tissue collection are rarely standardized and require a lot of resources. At UF Health, Ali Zarrinpar, MD, PhD, associate professor in the division…

Christina’s Liver Transplant Journey

“When it comes to liver failure, time is crucial – 24 hours can make all difference between life and death,” said Thiago Beduschi, MD, chief of the division of transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery and director of UF Health’s abdominal transplant program. “It all happens very fast, and you need to act quickly.”