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Transplant

As the only comprehensive transplant center in Virginia, UVA is dedicated to excellence in transplant and innovative scientific discovery. And we're committed to embracing patients and families in a collaborative partnership, striving to inspire hope in the people we care for.

Why Choose UVA for Your Transplant

High-Quality Outcomes. The data shows how our transplant success rates measure up to national averages. See for yourself how we stack up.

Ongoing Support. Our transplant coordinators work closely with you to navigate the process and figure out logistics. Along with our comprehensive team of trained specialists, we're with you, every step of the way.

More Experience. We have the most experienced transplant center in Virginia — we've been performing transplants for over 50 years. We've transplanted more than 5,000 patients. Our medical and surgical teams come to us with years of specialty training focused entirely on transplant. 

A Robust Living Donor Program. Our intense commitment to finding and caring for living kidney and liver donors extends beyond the high-tech and personalized medical care we provide. Learn more about living donations.

Why Choose UVA for Your Transplant

For Steve, the answer is clear. The UVA team gave him a chance to live the rest of his life. View Transcript.

Our Transplant Programs

Meaningful Journey: 50 Years of Life-Saving Surgeries

The only comprehensive transplant center in Virginia celebrates 50 years of medical advances that have made saving lives something we do everyday. View Transcript.

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Quality & Safety
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Transplant Research
Transplant research at UVA
Research helps us drive the latest medical advances and offer the best care possible.
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Transplant News

UVA Heart Failure Program Honored Nationally for Quality Care

For meeting nationally recognized patient-care standards from the American Heart Association, the heart failure program at the University of…

UVA Earns National Accreditation for Pulmonary Hypertension Care

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association has designated the Pulmonary Hypertension Center at the University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center as…

After Decades of Work, UVA Launches Human Tests of Lung Transplant Drug

In the culmination of decades of research at the University of Virginia Health System, doctors have begun human testing of a drug they hope will…

Transplant Blog Posts

Are You a Candidate for Organ Transplant? Get a Second Opinion

More patients are eligible for organ transplantation than ever before. If you've been told you're not a candidate, it may be time to seek a second…

Liver Transplant Survivor: From Surgery to Marathon in 16 Months

After receiving a liver transplant, Steve Nugent had a goal to run a marathon. Not long after surgery, he started training. Watch the video to…

Our Journey Through Lung Transplant: A Patient’s Story

Louisa County resident Pat Gutekenst battled chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and had a lung transplant at UVA in 2015. He and his…