HealthPartners is providing this information to support members choice when looking for transplant centers. While there is no single best transplant center, we believe members and their families should have access to information for comparing transplant programs in Minnesota and surrounding areas to help inform their decisions.

We support our Transplant Center of Excellence (COE) program partners and their patients, our members by providing resources and patient decision support information in several ways:

  • COE Provider Resources:This page provides important notices for transplant programs as well as provider administrative and medical policy.
  • Patient Support Resources:This page provides links to our Health Information Library, national support resource links and outcome data that is available nationally for both solid organ and blood and marrow transplant programs in the US.
  • Center of Excellence Network Lists: This page provides links to both Regional and National transplant programs that are participating in our Center of Excellence program.

Transplant COE Program Resources

NEW Change to HealthPartners Transplant Centers of Excellence Network Programs - Effective March 12, 2018
  • We are making a change to our COE network as it relates to UMMC Solid Organ Transplant Centers's designated transplant program - specifically Adult Kidney and Adult Liver program participation.
  • Effective immediately for future referrals, UMMC Adult Liver and Kidney programs have re-established their "designated status" to participate in the HealthPartners Transplant Centers of Excellence (COE) Network.
  • This network change only impacts UMMC's Adult Kidney and Adult Liver transplant programs.
  • Members referred for kidney transplant evaluation now have the option to use Mayo, HCMC, Abbott Northwestern, and UMMC in Minnesota as well as any other center that is in our transplant COE.
  • Members referred for liver transplant evaluation now have the option to use Mayo and UMMC in Minnesota as well as any other center that is in our transplant COE.
  • UMMC's Adult Blood and Marrow program continues to be excluded from HPI's transplant program.
    • Health Plan members continue to have a number of in-network Adult Blood & Marrow designated transplant program options in Minnesota and the surrounding region.
    • These options include the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, as well as the University of Wisconsin, the University of Iowa and the University of Nebraska in our region, to name a few.
  • A revised Regional Transplant Center of Excellence list can be found under the COE Network list tab on this website.
    Transplant Medical Policy Resources
Health Information Library:

Decision point tools and information may be found at Decision Support to make a confident, comfortable choice that is based on their personal values and preferences.

Transplant Program Specific Reporting
Solid Organ Transplants:

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR website provides many metrics describing transplant programs which are helpful in making decisions about which program to choose.

Blood and Marrow Transplants:

The National Marrow Donor program provides information on choosing a transplant program along with specific transplant program information.

Other Patient Resources
Solid Organ Blood or Marrow (Be the Match) Living Donor