Is Transplant an Option? Alternative Therapies for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
The goal of transplant is to replace the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas that are destroyed by the immune system. This can now be done two ways: a solid organ transplant or islet cell transplant.
Portable Perfusion Technology Provides Greater Control of Organ Procurement
TransMedics Organ Care System, a portable warm blood perfusion and monitoring system, gained FDA approval last spring for standard bilateral lung transplantation.
UVA Marks 50 Years of Transplant Medicine
The evolution of this procedure is a great example of how scientists and physicians can, through collaboration, discovery and determination, transform a miraculous concept into routine practice.
An Update on UVA’s Unique Partnership to Expand Its Pediatric Liver Transplantation Program
A partnership between UVA Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has resulted in four pediatric liver transplants since April and four to six more are expected to occur before the end of the year.
UVA Is Improving the Odds for Lung Transplant Patients
Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion extends the period of time lungs can remain viable outside of the body, giving lung recipients access to lungs in locations beyond the region in which they are listed.
Case Study: Liver Transplant to Treat Rare Cancer
Read a case study about the collaborative, comprehensive care provided to Leslie Waller, who was diagnosed with epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEH).
Growing Virginia’s Only Comprehensive Organ Transplant Program
UVA continues to lead the state in the scope and volume of transplant procedures performed with above-average outcomes, giving patients with organ failure greater options for improved health.