At UVA, we’ve performed more than 1,400 liver transplants since our program started in 1988. We were the first Medicare-approved liver transplant center in Virginia.
Our transplant recipients include patients from all over Virginia. We also specialize in both out-of-state and international patients with particularly challenging cases. We care for patients who are awaiting liver transplant through medical management and state-of-the-art imaging and drug therapy, which can improve survival after transplant.
Liver Transplant Support
You’ll have a team of doctors, transplant coordinators, social workers and financial counselors working to ensure you receive the best care possible. We’ll work with your referring and primary doctor, who is an important member of your transplant team.
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Our hepatitis research programs are among the most comprehensive in the nation and have received international recognition. They include studies of Hepatitis B and C and ways to prevent and treat these conditions in transplant patients.
At UVA, we've been involved in the study of patients undergoing living donor liver transplant, as well as transplants in HIV positive patients with liver disease.
Father-Daughter Liver Transplant
Michael Cox was diagnosed with cryptogenic liver failure and told he needed a liver transplant. His daughter, Shana, immediately got tested to become a living liver donor. She was a match.
After a successful surgery, both Michael and Shana recovered quickly. A few months later, Shana received more news – but this time, it was the happy kind.
Living Liver Donations
A liver may come from a living or deceased donor. Living donors, who donate a portion of their liver, are often family members or close friends. The benefits of living donation include a shorter waiting time and the ability to schedule surgery to accommodate your needs.
Learn more about how living liver donation works.