Resources for Transplant Patients and Caregivers
When you come to UPMC for an organ transplant, we're here to help you through the entire process.
We understand it's a stressful time. We hope these resources will help make things easier for you and your family members.
Guidance and Support Every Step of the Way
The UPMC Transplant Guardian Angels program provides dedicated staff members who assist transplant patients and their families during the transplant process. This team will serve as a liaison between the transplant medical team and make sure you're not alone in your transplant journey.
Transplant Support Services
- Financial considerations for transplantation
The cost of transplant surgery be very high. UPMC Transplant Services will assign you to a credit analyst who deals only with transplant referrals and transplant-related insurance benefits. Your dedicated credit analyst will let you know the cost of your transplant surgery, what your insurance will cover, and how much you will have to pay on your own.
- Lodging for transplant patients and caregivers traveling to Pittsburgh
People traveling to UPMC for a transplant evaluation or surgery will need to stay in Pittsburgh for extended lengths of time. Fortunately, we partner with Family House to provide affordable lodging. And, there are several hotels within walking distance of the Transplant Institute at UPMC Montefiore.
- Resources for international transplant patients and families
For our transplant patients coming from foreign countries, we begin coordinating their care long before they arrive in the United States. In addition, UPMC transplant services are available at the Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione (ISMETT) in Palermo, Italy.
- Resources for pediatric transplant patients and families
The Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has been at the forefront of pediatric transplantation since the program’s inception in 1981. We perform more transplants than any other
pediatric transplant center in the United States, achieving patient
survival rates that exceed national averages. Contact Children’s Hospital to learn more about services for blood and marrow, heart, intestine, kidney, liver, and lung transplantation.
- Online resources for transplant patients and caregivers
We've listed a number of websites for finding reliable transplant information and patient support groups.