UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ESSEN
DESCRIPTION: The West German Center of organ transplantation comprises various doctors and scientists to get new insights and methods how to treat affected patients to medically highest level. The center prepares and support patients to transplantation before and after intervention, according to the current treatment guidelines.
Due to the high quality of care, surgery, intensive care and long-term follow-up, we have one of the highest survival rates after transplantation in Germany. This achievement was possible thanks to an excellent interdisciplinary team. These experiences lead to the creation of the West German Center for Organ Transplantation (WCO). The center includes all clinics and institutes, which are involved in the care and treatment of transplanted patients. It has developed in recent decades as a leading European center – we are one of the few university hospitals that perform kidney, liver, pancreas, heart and lung transplants. The number of transplants per year is ca. 250.
They count on the following equipment, available for the TRANSBIO project:
- Internal Intensive Care Unit
- Study Office
- Emergency Unit
- Outpatient service, Renal Transplant