Tomorrow can’t wait.

At UVA Health System, we are taking a critical look at what has come before to discover, research, teach, and care for patients in an entirely new way. You can help.

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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.

Kyrie Hughes, who received a #hearttransplant last year, was back for a visit today to encourage organ and blood donation! #donatelife #donatelifemonth #chdawareness

This feel-good story about a #Cville #kidneytransplant between two couples will make your day better @NBC29

Elaine became our first #kidneytransplant recipient to give birth. Years later, her son gave a kidney to his own son