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Transplant Surgery

Division of Transplant Surgery, Department of Surgery, National Cheng Kung University Hospital (移植外科)

National Cheng Kung University Hospital (NCKUH) organ transplant team finished the first living related kidney transplantation in September 1990. We have actively promoted brain death and organ donation concept and focus on the medical humanities education. The article of " The ever-lasting love of organ donation" which was written by an uremic patient who obtain new life after cadaveric kidney transplantation in NCKUH. It had been enrolled in the sixth grade primary school mandarin textbook and offers more than 100, 000 students to study this life touched story each year.

1.Spread the concept of organ donation, eternal love and education.

2.Promote and raise awareness of the importance of organ donation to the government, hospitals and society.

3.Establish a national organ donation propagation media to promote and recruit donors.

4.Establish standard operating procedure and policy for the organ transplantation.

5.Train transplantation specialists and scholars.

6.Our supporting team works together to provide high quality, high standard, diversified service throughout the entire process of donation to transplantation..    

7.Establish consensus in the organ transplantation treatment guideline to improve medical quality and increase survival rate。

◆Introduction of the Division of Transplant Surgery

   Division of transplantation consists of : kidney transplantation, liver transplantation, lung transplantation, heart transplantation medical teams, qualified specialists to declare brain death、transplant coordinators, social workers, psychiatrist, pathologist, transplant nurses.


1.Erect a memorial area in honor of the donors and to raise the spirit of 【to donate organ  is to give life】.

2.The first book to introduce organ donation and kidney transplantation【Every Step Counts】in Taiwan.

3.Emphasize the importance on the Humanistic Education by incorporating the concept of donation into the 6th grade elementary Chinese textbook.

4.Provide continuous support program for the cadaveric donor family members to walk out from their sorrow.

5.Promote the concept of organ donation. We received recognition by the Symbol of National Quality in 2006 & 2007.

6.Organ transplantation related medical technology: laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy to decrease donor hospitalization days and increase the willingness to donate organs.

7.We are the only hospital in the south Taiwan being able to perform ABO incompatible kidney transplantation.

8.In 2008, we are the first hospital to register our donation concept symbol 【to donate organ is to give life】as an official trademark in Republic of China.

Organ transplantation is one of the most successful treatment to safe life.  However, organ shortage has been the most difficult problems.  Therefore, to promote the consensus from the public and medical professionals regarding organ donation is the goal our hospital efforts.