With patient outcomes in the nation’s top 10%, the UF Health Shands Transplant Center is once again Florida’s foremost destination for transplants. As of July 2023, five organ transplant types demonstrate exceptional results as evaluated by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, or SRTR.
“I’d written about kidney donations before,” she said. “It felt like fate, in a way. I’d always wondered if the situation arose — if I’d be willing to give my kidney — and here was the universe saying, it’s time.”
In 2004, when Jeff Granger received a donor kidney and pancreas from a stranger, he established a relationship with the donor’s family. Fifteen years later, when the kidney began failing, his new family once again stepped up to save his life.