As the only Comprehensive Transplant Center in Virginia, UVA provides lifesaving treatment for patients needing heart, lung, pancreas, kidney, liver, and islet cell transplants. We are also dedicated to cutting-edge research and discovery – giving patients and their families the gift of time.
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How Organ Donation Changed These Patients’ Lives
We caught up with three patients who had a lung or liver transplant years ago. Click the photo to read how organ donation changed their lives.
UVA's Organ Transplant Program at 50
For 50 years, the organ transplant program at UVA has brought people together, strengthening connections and changing lives. Click the photo to read more.
Pulmonary Hypertension: No Longer the Kingdom of the Near-Dead
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) once went by another name: “the kingdom of the near-dead.” IV treatments, Viagra and heart and lung transplants treat PH today. Click the photo to read more.
Behind the Badge: Meet a UVA Lung Transplant Coordinator
Meet Heidi Flanagan, a lung transplant coordinator, who helps lung transplant patients coordinate their health care leading up to surgery. Click the photo to read more.
Two Kidney Transplants, 35 Years Apart
Andrea Vest has had two kidney transplants from living donors that were also family members. She credits UVA for her saving her life. Click the photo to read more.
2-year-old Kyrie received a heart transplant and six units of blood last year. Yesterday, he and his mom came back to the hospital to promote a great cause.
Alana's husband needed a kidney, but she wasn't a match. So she gave her kidney to a stranger, and that stranger's loved one gave one to her husband.