Transplant Programs

Since 1964, the UK Transplant Center has provided solid organ transplant services to more than 5,000 patients throughout the region.


The UK Transplant Center provides patients with advanced heart failure treatment options. We bring together highly trained physicians and state-of-the-art technology to provide the latest treatments available. These treatments include ventricular assist devices (VADs) that may preserve life until a transplant becomes possible.

When heart transplant is the best option, our patients are in good hands. Our experienced team has an extensive record of success in even the most difficult cases. They have performed more heart transplants than any other hospital in Kentucky.

Visit the heart transplant program page for more information and to make an appointment.


The UK Transplant Center performed our first kidney transplant in 1964. And we’ve been saving lives ever since.

We offer both living and deceased donor transplant options. Our team can help you evaluate which option might be best for you.

Visit our kidney and pancreas transplant program page to learn more about kidney transplant options and to make an appointment.

Living Kidney Donor Program

The Kidney Transplant Program at UK HealthCare performed our first living-donor procedure in 1964. Since then, we’ve developed a reputation for excellence in kidney transplantation by consistently meeting national outcomes.

Living donation is an excellent alternative to deceased donor transplantation. The wait time for transplant can be much shorter. Also, a kidney from a living donor tends to work better and last longer than a kidney from a donor who has recently died.

Visit the living kidney donor program page for more information and to make an appointment.


Since 1995, the UK Transplant Center has provided individualized care for patients with advanced liver failure and liver disease resulting from hepatitis C and cirrhosis. 

Our team of highly trained physicians, pharmacists and nurses has the experience and expertise to offer world-class care for each and every patient. 

Visit the liver transplant program page for more information and to make an appointment.


Since its establishment in 1991, the UK Transplant Center has helped people with end-stage lung disease breathe easier. We offer single-lung and double-lung transplants as well as heart/lung transplants. Our team of experts includes cardiothoracic surgeons and pulmonologists, as well as specially trained pharmacists and nurses. They all work together to provide treatment options specially tailored for each patient’s needs.

Visit the lung transplant program page for more information and to make an appointment.


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