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Transplant Services

Decades of Transplant Experience and Expert Care

No matter their age or gender, patients at University Hospitals Transplant Institute benefit from decades of research and experience, a highly qualified multidisciplinary team of experts, and carefully coordinated patient care across all specialties.

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Transplant Programs Offered at University Hospitals*
*number of transplants through 7/27/2022

Heart Transplant


Successful Heart Transplants

Our transplant surgeons are on the leading-edge of heart transplant care, offering a new lease on life for patients with end-stage heart failure.

Kidney Transplant


Successful Kidney Transplants

Expert transplant care for adult and pediatric patients with end-stage renal disease and other kidney conditions.

Living Donor Kidney Transplant


Successful Living Donor Kidney Transplants

Whether it’s a family member, friend or stranger giving the gift of a kidney, we provide comprehensive care for both donor and recipient.

Liver Transplant


Successful Liver Transplants

Our liver transplant team can improve quality of life for patient with end-stage liver disease.

Lung Transplant


Successful Lung Transplants

Lung transplant can be a life-saving option for patients with cystic fibrosis, COPD, and other chronic lung diseases.

Pancreas Transplant


Successful Pancreas Transplants

Our transplant team offers pancreas transplant and combined pancreas and kidney transplant for patients with type 1 diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Pediatric Transplant Programs

Expert, multidisciplinary transplant care for babies & children.

Over 50 years of Innovation


First Lung Transplant


First Heart Transplant


First Liver Transplant


First Pancreas Transplant


First Kidney Transplant

Transplant Support Services

Under the guidance of the transplant nurse coordinator, patients meet with transplant surgeons and transplant medical specialists, talk with a transplant social worker and transplant financial counselor about financial issues related to transplant surgery. UH Transplant Institute provides other support services including transplant support groups, pastoral care, as well as care coordination for international patients.

Patient Resources

Learn more about the transplant process and other important information for patients considering organ transplant.

Patient Stories

UH Transplant Institute has been providing life-saving and life-changing organ transplants to patients for more than 50 years. Read some of their inspiring stories.

Medical Professionals

Clinicians can find information on referring patients to UH Transplant Institute as well as the latest research on organ transplant.

The Transplant Process at UH

Patients referred to UH Transplant Institute are evaluated to determine if they are eligible for an organ transplant. Once approved, the patient will be added to the transplant waiting list and available to receive organ offers. When an organ becomes available, the transplant team contacts the patient. The patient then comes to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, for the transplant surgery.

The transplant team is involved throughout the patient’s entire life. A comprehensive outpatient treatment plan is provided to the patient and the family to help the patient stay healthy after the transplant.