Policlinico Gemelli IRCCS di Roma


The Gemelli transplants activity is carried out at 6 Complex Operating Units:

  1. COU General and Liver Transplant Surgery,
  2. COU Liver Transplant Medicine,
  3. COU Kidney,
  4. COU Nephrology,
  5. COU of Hematology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and
  6. COU of Ophthalmology.

There is also Transplant Center which deals with the coordination of organ harvesting and transplantation.

Gemelli has done about 400 transplants in total.

Liver transplants

Liver transplants

The Policlinico Gemelli is one of the Liver Transplant Centers of the Lazio Region and is also the Unique Liver Transplant Center of the Abruzzo Region in 32 liver transplants in 2019.

The surgical organ harvesting team received 49 multi-organ harvesting missions at the headquarters in the hospitals of the Lazio region and other regions; the organs removed were then used both by the Gemelli Transplant Center and by the other Centers.


Kidneys transplants

In 2019, 62 kidney transplants were performed, 42 from a deceased donor and 20 from a living donor, placing the Foundation in 1st place in Lazio among the kidney transplant centers. In addition, also in 2019, the Gemelli is in 1st place in the Central South for the activity of kidney transplants from a living donor.

This result can be explained by the continuous organizational and innovative effort started in 2016, after the birth of the Kidney Transplant Operational Unit.

The organizational restructuring has offered patients with chronic renal failure modern models of kidney transplants, not very common in the regions of Central and Southern Italy, such as incompatible AB0 living donor transplants, cruciate living donor between hyperimmune couples and transplants as a preventive living donor, that is, before entering dialysis.

Bone Marrow

Bone Marrow transplants

166 operations in 2019 (76 self and 90 allografts)

The bone marrow transplants activity, started since 1988, is accredited according to current legislation and complies with the GITMO (Italian Bone Marrow Transplant Group), EBMT (European group of blood and bone marrow transplants) and JACIE (Joint Accreditation Committee- ISCT & EBMT).

The activity covers all types of hematopoietic stem cell transfer from the simplest, such as autologous transplantation (the patient receives, after high-dose chemotherapy, his own cells that have been taken from the marrow and then assigned cryopreserved) to the most complex, such as allogeneic transplantation from an unfamiliar donor that can be performed with hematopoietic stem cells taken from the bone marrow or peripheral blood by apheresis or from umbilical cord blood.

Cornea transplants

Cornea transplants

The Ophthalmology Clinic performs all types of corneal transplants: perforating keratoplasty, anterior lamellar, and posterior lamellar. In recent years the number of transfer has increased progressively by over 500 in the last 5 years.

Among the various types of corneal, the ultra-thin posterior lamellar “DMEK” is highlighted, for which the Ophthalmology Clinic ranks among the first in Italy.

Gemelli Rome Triangle


Gemelli Rome Triangle