The UK Transplant Center specializes in the transplantation of all major solid organs, including the heart, lung, kidney, pancreas and liver. The UK Markey Cancer Center performs bone marrow transplants.
The UK Transplant Center has been providing transplantation services by highly qualified transplantation teams since 1964, now performing more than 130 transplants each year. Our physicians are dedicated and highly trained in each of the organ transplants. We offer patients comprehensive, compassionate care throughout the transplant process.
UK HealthCare will present its fifth annual "Women, It’s About You" conference Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Embassy Suites in Lexington.
Several UK HealthCare transplant recipients will attend this season's downtown Gallery Hop in Lexington to showcase the work they created during a "body mapping" workshop earlier this year.
Lexington native Rick Elliott, only the second Kentucky patient to receive the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to transplant, reflects back on a year of waiting for an appropriate donor heart to come along.
Dr. Michael Karpf and the UK Arts in HealthCare program are partnering with Dean Michael Tick from the UK College of Fine Arts, the UK School of Art and Visual Studies, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, the Ruth Hunt Wood Foundation and the Art2Be organization to hold a body mapping workshop Feb. 4-8. Artwork from the workshop will be displayed in a special exhibit in Pavilion A starting Friday, Feb. 8.
"UK at the Half" airs during halftime of UK football and basketball games broadcast on the radio.
You can save a life with a living donor kidney transplant.
View the living kidney donation brochure (1.9 Mb PDF).
New License Plate Promotes Organ Donation
Help Louisville’s Second Chance at Life organization get a donor awareness license plate in Kentucky. 900 signed forms are required from Kentuckians who will commit to buying the plates.
Download application form for a license plate to support organ donation awareness. (PDF, 97 KB)
More than 600 Kentuckians are currently awaiting a life-saving organ transplant. A single donor may benefit up to 50 people by donating organs as well as tissues. Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and other members of the Donate Life Kentucky Coalition ask you to register today.
Visit Donate Life Kentucky to register as an organ donor or print and fill out this form. (PDF, 124 KB)
UK Transplant Center created the Organ Failure and Transplantation Network with the goal of working with local physicians to provide the latest advancements in the treatment of end stage kidney failure. Learn more >
If you are a health care provider and would like to refer a patient to the UK HealthCare Transplant Center, please call one of the numbers below or refer a patient using the fax referral forms below. As a referring health care provider, you are a crucial resource for patients who might need organ transplantation. We strive to facilitate your referral of patients to the UK HealthCare Transplant Center and will communicate with you about the status of the patients you entrust to our care during all of the transplantation phases.
Kidney and pancreas referralsToll-free: 1-866-474-6544 Local: 859-323-6544View kidney/pancreas fax referral form (PDF, 147 Kb)Liver referralsToll-free: 1-888-808-3212 Local: 859-323-8500View liver fax referral form (PDF, 151 Kb)Heart and lung referralsToll-free: 1-800-456-5287 Local: 859-323-4620View heart transplant referral form (PDF, 116 Kb)View lung transplant referral form (PDF, 116 Kb)
View our transplant clinical research information or transplant patient volumes online.
Appointments and information:859-323-1691 or 1-866-285-4337 toll freeFax: 859-323-1700E-mail: email@example.comUK Transplant Center:UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital 4th floor, room C416800 Rose StreetLexington, KY 40536-0293Directions >
UK Transplant & Specialty Clinic*Medical Plaza East3 Audubon Plaza Drive, Suite 150Louisville, KY 40217Directions » *University of Kentucky Hospital clinic
Tri-State Gastroenterology Associates425 Centre View Blvd. Crestview Hills, KY 41017Directions »
Charles Hoopes, MD, Heart & Lung Transplantation Director (PDF 134 KB)
Donating a kidney doesn't appear to have any long-term health consequences for the donor, a reassuring study shows. >
UK Transplant Center received a unique thank-you note from a transplant patient. Read about this and other patient stories.>
“I was at the end of my rope. It’s a blessing to know that the donor’s family, through their pain, found a reason to let me live.”– Amelia Brown, PatientRead Amelia's story > (1.2MB PDF)
Hear a short message about organ donation
Read a transcript of the message about organ donation