Top hospital in the Philippines Makati Medical Center (MakatiMed) has reopened the Transplant Unit of its Organ Transplant Services Department in a new location. 

The Transplant Unit is now located at the 7th Floor of Tower 2. The wing is equipped with positive pressure room ventilation which is one of the requirements in caring for immunocompromised post-transplant patients. Each room also has a built-in high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. 

It was officially reopened on October 5, after its first location at the 7th Floor of Tower 1 was closed when the pandemic started due to its proximity to the COVID19 wing. The hospital management decided to convert three rooms and an annex of nurses’ station of the Oncology Department in Tower 2 into the new Transplant Unit to accommodate more patients lined up for organ transplantation. 

MakatiMed executives led by Medical Director Saturnino Javier, MD joined the ribbon cutting ceremony and blessing of the new Transplant Unit. For more information, please contact MakatiMed On-Call at +632.8888 8999, email, or visit

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