The Essentials of Biological Tissue Grafts, Donation and Research at Washington University

There are several sources for biological tissue grafts used for reconstructive, reparative or replacement surgery. Allografts are obtained from tissue donors and transplanted into recipients through the tissue donation process. The decision to donate involves registration as a donor and is an important conversation to have with family. Ongoing surgery and research at Washington University benefits from the donation of tissue grafts or specimens from consented donors.

How Kidney Allocation Changed in 2021

Kidney transplant is a life-saving surgical procedure which requires the matching of a donor kidney to the receiving patient, or recipient. National policy updates change the process of matching kidneys to recipients.

Transplant Surgery | 2020 Annual Report

Three images of WashU Transplant faculty (from left to right) William Chapman, MD, Majella Doyle, MD, MBA, and Adeel Khan, MD, MPH, with text overlay that reads "Ahead of the Curve Transplant Surgery."

The Department of Surgery 2020 Annual Report features clinical, research and educational accomplishments from the Section of Transplant Surgery.

Surgery Superheroes: Pediatric Liver Transplant

St. Louis Children's Hospital visuals with a cartoon-like background and reads "Superhero Day."

The Washington University pediatric liver care and transplant team at St. Louis Children’s Hospital shares what makes their pediatric patients superheroes in their eyes.

Saying Yes to Organ Donation

Chief of Transplant Surgery, Dr. Will Chapman

An organ donor can save as many as seven lives. Still, some people have concerns about becoming an organ donor. Transplant surgeon William Chapman, MD, explains the donation process and addresses common concerns people have regarding organ donation.

Ask the Doctors: Kidney Transplant

Director of Kidney and Pancreatic Transplantation at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center Jason Wellen, MD, MBA, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about kidney transplant.