Choosing UVA for Your Transplant
What matters to you most as you consider where to have your transplant?
- The hospital's stats on outcomes, success, reputation
- What kind of support you can expect
- The location of the hospital
- What other people have to say about it
Find out more about what you can expect from our uniquely comprehensive Transplant Center.
The Transplant Experience at UVA
Support That Stays With You
Our transplant coordinators travel with you, step by step, providing crucial support as you wait for, receive and recover from a transplant. Find out what the transplant experience is like at UVA.
The Benefits of Research
Our research gives you the benefit of the very latest advances in transplant. You may also take part in a clinical trial. Learn more about our transplant research.
UVA Transplant in the News
A daughter donates organs twice to save her mother's life in this touching story of living organ donation in the News Leader.
The Roanoke Times features the story of a family with new hope, since a lung transplant has added years to mother Katie Wright's life.
Read how about a new kidney donor system that could result in more "miracle" kidney transplants, as reported by the Associated Press.
A New Liver at 33
Leslie Waller was just 33 when she was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer. After some research, she realized a liver transplant was her best option to ensure the cancer wouldn't come back. Her doctor referred her to UVA surgeon Shawn Pelletier, MD.
Leslie went on the transplant waiting list, and her husband was tested to see if he was a match.
Watch Leslie's liver transplant story.
How to Save a Life
You can save a life. You can even save several. By choosing to become an organ donor, you have the opportunity to share something thousands of other people wait for, daily.
Several types of donation exist. You can sign up to donate your organs and tissue once you're deceased. You can also donate to a friend or loved one. There are ways to help a loved one, even if you are not a match.
Find out about becoming an organ donor.