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Q: Heart Transplants ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Heart Transplants
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: tiffceldred-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 18 Apr 2002 17:17 PDT
Expires: 25 Apr 2002 17:17 PDT
Question ID: 1098
How many people are waiting for Heart Transplants in Salt Lake City now?
Subject: Re: Heart Transplants
Answered By: shal-ga on 19 Apr 2002 14:16 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear tiffceldred,

According to the Cardiac Transplant Department at the University of Utah 
Medical Center, as of April 19, 2002, there are 31 people on the waiting list 
for a heart transplant in Salt Lake City.  I spoke directly with Audrey from 
this office who can be reached (801) 585-3693 or (800) 456-8341 (if you call 
the 800 number ask for the cardiac department).  This information is in the 
process of being posted publicly as the medical center’s website is being 

For more information on heart transplant waiting lists in Salt Lake City you 
can contact the numbers above or visit the following websites: – this is the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients 
(SRTR) web site.  The website is overseen and funded by the Health Resources 
and Services (HRSA) Administration, and it is administered by the University 
Renal Research and Education Association (URREA). This website offers 
statistical information on transplant recipients and donors per state as well 
as nationally.

Utah Donor Registry - managed by the Intermountain Donor Services, this site 
aims to properly document the wishes of those individuals who desire to donate 
and communicate those wishes with the appropriate agencies. Additionally, this 
websites provides educational material on the benefits of organ donation.

Intermountain Donor Services (IDS)– offers information on donor services for a 
wide area including all of Utah, southeastern Idaho, and western Wyoming.  This 
site also works in conjunction with the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS). 
The UNOS website can be viewed at

University of Utah Health Sciences Center, contact page – provides contact 
information for various medical service and information agencies in Utah.

Search Terms Used: 
Salt Lake City hospitals
University of Utah
American Heart Association

I hope this information is helpful.  

tiffceldred-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks. This is an excellent answer. My father is one of the 31 people
in Salt Lake waiting for a heart.

Subject: Re: Heart Transplants
From: masi27185-ga on 18 Apr 2002 18:36 PDT
I cannot help you for now, but at you can find a list of 
how many heart transplants were made in 1990-1999 in SLC, by hospital.

1997 - 32 heart transplants.
1998 - 21 --"--
1999 - 23 --"--

I don't think this will help you much, but an estimation can be made.
Subject: Re: Heart Transplants
From: blader-ga on 18 Apr 2002 18:50 PDT
Hi! I believe I may help answer your question.

According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) website, there are 
currently 714 people waiting for heart transplants in UNOS Region 5, which 
consists of the states Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. This 
information is from February 28th, the most recent available numbers. No more 
detailed information was provided for this year. 


The most recent data I could find for the state of Utah is from 6/30/2000. 60 
patients were awaiting heart transplants on that date. The number has most 
likely increased since then.


Google search terms used: 
heart transplant "waiting list"
heart transplant waitinglist

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