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Kidney Transplant

Kidney Transplant

A kidney has 24-48 hours to be transplanted. It's a small, critical window of time that requires teams of experts ready to do their part to make the transplant happen.

At UVA, we've been doing kidney transplants for over 40 years. From our surgeons to our transplant coordinators, you will find team members whose experience in the field and working together gives you the best chance for a successful kidney transplant.

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Kidney Transplant

Kidney Transplant

Kidney Transplant

A kidney has 24-48 hours to be transplanted. It's a small, critical window of time that requires teams of experts ready to do their part to make the transplant happen.

At UVA, we've been doing kidney transplants for over 40 years. From our surgeons to our transplant coordinators, you will find team members whose experience in the field and working together gives you the best chance for a successful kidney transplant.

Kidney Transplant Research & News

  • Transplant Clinical Trials

    Our primary goal is to improve your quality of life. Many of our patients have participated in our medical and drug studies, including drug studies looking at ways to reduce and manage the effects of organ transplant rejection and reduce complications from those drugs.

    Learn more about our research and clinical trials.

  • Kidney Transplants for 3 Siblings

    Hypertension and kidney disease seem to run in the family; luckily, so did new kidneys for these family members, as reported in the Roanoke Times.

    UVA EARNS NATIONAL AWARD

    For participating in the country's largest paired kidney donor exchange, UVA won the 2015 National Kidney Registry Excellence in Teamwork Award.

Kidney Transplant at UVA

1-Year Kidney-Pancreas Survival Rate

Learn more about UVA Transplant Center

The evaluation process begins with a referral by your family doctor or nephrologist. The next step is a visit to our transplant clinic.

Learn about the evaluation process






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Kidney Transplant Patient Stories
Kidney Transplant Patient

The Gift of a Kidney

When Mike Miller needed a kidney transplant, he knew where he wanted to have it. A UVA employee who interacts with a number of nurses, Miller trusted the care he would receive. “It’s why I had my surgery here,” he says.

While Miller's recovery from the kidney transplant proved to be harder than he expected, the gift of a kidney from a friend made a big difference in his life.

Read about Miller's experience being a kidney transplant recipient.

Giving a Kidney

  • “It’s inconvenient for a little while, but it doesn’t affect your quality of life in the long run,” says Laurie Miller. He donated one of his kidneys to a stranger.

    Find out what it's like to be a living donor of a kidney.

Become a Donor

Interested in Becoming a Living Donor?

Sign up to become a living kidney donor

Save a life. Find out more about organ donation.

Transplant for Children

Does your child need a kidney transplant?

At UVA Children's Hospital, our specialists provide child-centered expertise in pediatric kidney transplants.

Make an Appointment

Call 800.543.8814

You can also email us at transplant@virginia.edu or make an appointment online.

Treatment Near You

Transplant Clinics

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