Tomorrow's Solutions, Today

We can't wait for other academic medical centers to find better solutions for patients. To better care for all Virginians, we must build a world-class research enterprise dedicated to discovering the next generation of transplant therapies and surgeries. We're already making great strides. In 2018, we began human testing of a drug that promises to save the lives of lung transplant recipients and we're keeping organs viable longer. By integrating our research and clinical enterprises, we can unlock the solutions that our patients desperately need.

Exceptional Patient Care

More than 5,000 individuals have turned to UVA to receive a lifesaving transplant—traveling across the Commonwealth and surrounding states to be cared for here. Traveling far from home can put an unexpected strain on a family. That's why we created the Transplant Center Patient Assistance Fund, which helps offset the financial burden of travel and long hospital stays by assisting those in need with the cost of lodging, gas, and food. By supporting the needs of our patients and their families, UVA lets our families focus on what's most important: getting well.

Spotlight: Fighting Diabetes with Islet Cell Transplants

Dr. Jose Oberholzer has pioneered a novel cell therapy that one day may cure diabetes. Read more about UVA's groundbreaking research program.

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Stories of Care & Discovery

From Oxygen Tank to Pickleball: A Remarkable Lung Transplant Journey

From Oxygen Tank to Pickleball: A Remarkable Lung Transplant Journey

Learning he needed a double lung transplant came as a shock to Kevin Beale, a lifelong athlete. Follow his remarkable lung transplant journey.

Healthy Balance

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Decisions in a Heartbeat: How Two UVA Researchers Help Children on Transplant Waitlist

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Boy Wonder

A liver transplant gives Conor the chance to grow up healthy and, one day, help other kids like him

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Steve Nugent runs in the Marine Corps Marathon.

From Liver Transplant to Marathon in 16 Months: Steve Nugent's Story

Steve received his liver transplant in the spring of 2016. In October of 2017, Steve ran the Marine Corps Marathon while “Team Steve” set up a booth alongside the route to sign people up to become organ donors.


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The Future of Transplant Medicine at UVA

Learn about what’s next for the transplantation program at UVA, featuring Dr. José Oberholzer, Director of UVA’s Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center.