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Throughout our history, we have relied on the generosity of like-minded friends, corporations, foundations, and those who endorse the University’s mission of excellence. Now, more than ever before, our donors are essential to furthering this vital work. We depend on the loyal support of our donors whose generosity and caring makes a profound difference in the lives of people. All gifts are instrumental in achieving our goals and are essential to our well-being and growth. Even the smallest gift helps us to continue and expand our cutting-edge research, support our outstanding faculty and recruit new faculty for the benefit of future generations. Each donation, no matter the amount, is necessary and greatly appreciated.    

The reasons for making a gift are personal and varied, ranging from gratitude for treatment from a health care provider, wanting to leave a legacy for future patients to benefit from, honoring a loved one’s memory or simply to make a charitable contribution.

We invite you to partner with us in securing the future of the vital research being done here in Utah. For information on these options and any other philanthropic questions you may have, please contact:

Kate Throneburg
Director of Advancement
Department of Surgery
University of Utah
50 N Medical Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Ways You Can Give

Transplant Buddy Fund

The Transplant Buddy Fund provides help for patients and families as they await and undergo transplant surgeries. Many of these patients are from all across the Intermountain West, and are in Salt Lake City for an extended period of time. As housing and gas prices have increased dramatically, your support is more important than ever to help families during this crucial time in their lives.

Your gift will support these families with housing and travel stipends, and help with other costs not covered by health insurance. Your tax-deductible charitable donation will make a difference and help save lives.


Transplant Donate Life and U Health Cake

Legacy Gift

Making a legacy gift, through your will or other estate plans, is another way you can support future transplant patients. With a legacy gift, you can combine your philanthropic goals with your own financial, estate planning, and tax goals. We can work with you to determine the legacy you want to leave and to determine which type of gift works best for you. Consider a legacy gift to help transplant patients for years to come.


robin kim transplant legacy gift

Division of Transplant & Advanced Hepatobiliary

The Department of Surgery at the University of Utah is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and patient care. Our clinics and labs house some of the most advanced technology and treatment options available to the community today. Our surgeons and researchers rank amongst the most gifted in the country. We are committed to providing our patients and our community with high quality treatments and outcomes.    


transplant team in the operating room