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Transplant Resources

When you come to UPMC for a transplant, we're here to help and support 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.

Organ Transplant Support Services

  • Financial considerations for transplantation
    The cost of a transplant can vary. 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.
  • UPMC Living Donor Champion Program
    Through the UPMC Living Donor Champion Program we offer support and personal guidance to patients in need of a living donor. We start by encouraging patients to share their story with loved ones and members of their community so that a suitable donor can be found.
  • Resources for international transplant patients and families
    We support transplant patients by coordinating their care prior to their arrival 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 UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has been at the forefront of pediatric transplantation since the program’s inception in 1981. We perform more organ transplants than any other pediatric transplant center in the United States, achieving patient survival rates that exceed national averages. Contact UPMC 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.

Contact us today to request an appointment with UPMC Transplant Services.