Newcastle is a national leader in the field of solid organ transplantation and the Freeman Hospital is internationally renowned having a number of “firsts” to its credit. Surgeons performed the first successful heart transplant for a baby in the UK in 1987 and this was followed by the first successful single lung transplant in Europe and then the first successful double lung transplant in Europe in 1990.

The Freeman is also one of very few hospitals in the country who can provide simultaneous multi-transplant surgery such as kidney and pancreas transplants.  This means that we often receive referrals for very complex cases.

We look forward to seeing many of our transplant patients competing in the World Transplant Games on their home turf, having the opportunity to meet Transplant recipients and donor families from across the world.

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