About Transplant Care

UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Transplant Care is pleased that we have seen continued growth, excellence and investment in strengthening the life-saving work that we do. In the program’s 55-year history, we are serving more patients than ever before.

Recently, the Transplant Care program, in collaboration with the University of Louisville, reached several milestones, including transplanting our 500th heart and 300th lung. This is in addition to the 3,000th kidney, 900th liver and 5,000th organ transplant milestones already reached.

Our clinical outcomes continue to be excellent. Delivering this standard of patient care and achieving these outcomes has always been – and continues to be – the highest priority for the Transplant Program. As a result of this commitment to excellence, we are very pleased to report that the program, in collaboration with our partners at the University of Louisville, achieved or exceeded national benchmarks related to transplant outcomes according to the most recent data reported by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR).

Recent Transplant Care Initiatives

We have also recently launched several initiatives to better serve patients across the region:

  • Opened an outreach clinic in Henderson, Kentucky to serve the Greater Evansville/Henderson communities. This is in addition to our outreach clinics in Bowling Green and Crestview Hills in Northern Kentucky.
  • Launched a Cirrhosis Clinic to serve patients who are not yet able to meet criteria for liver transplantation.
  • Performed Kentucky’s first lung transplant using Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP). EVLP is leading-edge technology that allows for an expansion of the lung donor pool that results in more patients receiving a life-saving transplant.
  • Launched a new protocol to offer liver transplantation for patients with cholangiocarcinoma. UofL Health - Jewish Hospital is one of only two transplant centers in the region to offer this option for patients with this type of cancer.

The Transplant Care program is committed to providing the highest level of transplant care and services to patients and their families in Kentucky and our region. Thank you for the trust you place in our program.