Living Donation

How to Refer a Patient for Transplant

There are many ways to refer a patient for transplant at a UPMC facility.

  • Toll-free: 1-877-640-6746
  • Main phone: 412-647-5800
  • 24-hour physician referral line: 1-800-544-2500
  • Fax: 412-864-5846
  • E-mail:

Transplant Referral Checklist

Regardless of which method you choose to contact us, please provide the following information to expedite the referral process:

Demographic summary

  • Patient name
  • Patient date of birth
  • Patient address
  • Patient phone number
  • Emergency contact information (including emergency contact's home and cell phone numbers)

Insurance information

  • Name of subscriber
  • Subscriber’s relationship to patient
  • Identification number
  • Group number

Clinical summary

  • Most recent outpatient records
  • Discharge summaries from prior hospitalizations
  • All operative notes, including surgically placed lines
  • Radiologic studies
  • Recent laboratory reports
  • If your patient is currently hospitalized, current hospital records
  • Reports from previous transplant evaluations, including letters of acceptance or decline, if applicable

Referring physician information

  • Referring physician name
  • Referring physician phone and fax numbers
  • Primary care physician name