In January 2012, The Queen’s Medical Center opened the only organ transplant center in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. The transplant center is home to physicians and staff with over 20 years of experience in transplantation. The Transplant Center team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to patients who require transplantation services.
The Queen's Medical Center is the largest private, non-profit, acute care medical facility in Hawaii that has been serving the people in Hawaii since opening in 1859. QMC is the leading referral center in the Pacific with a comprehensive range of primary and specialized care services. Queen's is honored to be able to continue the tradition of transplant services in Hawaii.
The mission of the Queen’s Transplant Center is to provide our patients with the opportunity to extend and enhance their quality of life through organ transplantation. The team is dedicated to excellence in practice, ethical responsibility, and creating an atmosphere of ohana.
The first liver transplant was performed in Hawaii in 1993 and since that time, our surgeons and staff have performed over 200 such transplants. The liver transplant team works closely with the Queen’s Liver Center to provide patients with continuity of care and long-term management of liver disease with a multi-disciplinary approach.
Kidney transplant is a surgical procedure performed for those patients who have chronic kidney disease and require dialysis, a treatment to remove toxins from the blood. Most frequently, chronic kidney disease is due to complications of diabetes and high blood pressure. Kidney transplant allows patients to avoid the need for dialysis and have increased energy and a better quality of life. Patients may receive a kidney from a deceased donor or a live donor—from a relative or someone unrelated with a compatible blood type. The first kidney transplant in Hawaii was performed in 1969. Since that time, more than 1200 patients have received a kidney transplant—most performed by members of our transplant team.
Referrals/Living Kidney Donation
If you are interested in becoming a candidate for organ transplantation, please consult with your physician and request a referral to the Queen’s Transplant Center. If you are interested in becoming a live kidney donor, please contact the Queen’s Transplant Center.