Types of Transplant
A Story of Transplant Firsts
The story of the UVA Transplant Center is a story of innovation.
- In 1988, we performed our first pancreatic transplant, establishing the first pancreatic transplant program in Virginia.
- In 2004, we performed the first pancreas islet cell transplant in Virginia.
- In 2007, our lung transplant program achieved the best one-year patient survival rate in the nation.
This innovation continues as we improve survival rates beyond the national average.
Transplant Program Highlights
1967: UVA's kidney transplant program begins.
1999: 1,000th kidney transplanted at UVA
2006: 1,500th kidney transplanted at UVA
1989: UVA's liver transplant program begins.
1999: First living donor liver transplant performed at UVA.
2009: 900th liver transplanted at UVA.
2010: 1,000th liver transplanted at UVA.
1990: Lung transplant program begins at UVA.
2007: UVA lung transplant program achieves the best one-year patient survival rate in the nation.
1998: First living donor lung transplant performed at UVA.
Eye, Tissue & Bone Transplants
Rare Transplant Highlights
January 1989: UVA's heart transplant program begins.
March 1993: UVA is certified as a Medicare-approved center for heart transplant.
April 1988: First pancreatic transplant is performed at UVA, establishing the first pancreatic program in Virginia.
Islet Cell Milestones
June 2004: First pancreas islet cell transplant in Virginia performed.