As a nationally recognized multi-organ transplantation center, many people are referred to UC San Diego Health System Center for Transplantation through their cardiologist, gastroenterologist, hepatologist, pulmonologist or other physician from inside or outside the health system. For more information, call 619-574-8612.
Patient Education Classes & Support Groups
Our support groups are designed for individuals in different stages of the transplant process. These programs provide an opportunity for families to learn from each other and transplant specialists, as well as prepare for recovery and life after transplantation.
Transplantation specialists at UC San Diego Health System are dedicated to improving treatments, technologies and procedures to address organ failure and diseases that destroy organ function.
Use MyUCSDChart to request an appointment and prescription renewals, review health history and send a secure message to your transplant coordinator or surgeon.
Award winning UCSD-TV features a variety programs on organ transplantation. These programs are free to watch online, and available for download or by podcast.
Find information on the United Network for Organ Sharing, Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and the process of organ donation and allocation.
A number of nonprofit and government programs exist to help with medication costs for transplant patients. For more information, contact your transplant social worker.
See Social Services for information on housing, social security, FMLA, transportation services and food assistance.
The following links are general transplantation resources.
National Institutes of Health: Health Information on Transplantation
A compilation of government resources on the internet related to all types of transplantation.
National Foundation for Transplants
Raises funds for transplantation and related expenses.
Children’s Organ Transplant Association
Assists people under the age of 21 who require an organ, bone marrow, cord blood or stem cell transplant.
National Transplant Assistance Fund
The National Transplant Assistance Fund helps families address financial hardships arising from uninsured medical expenses related to transplantation.
Patients Like Me – Transplants
Patients Like Me is an online social network based on shared health conditions. This link is the network for those who have had a heart, kidney, liver, lung or pancreas transplant.
American Society of Transplantation – Patient Education Brochures
The American Society of Transplantation produces educational material on many aspects of the transplant process. These materials are free to download.
Give Forward is a resource that patients and families can use to help raise funds for medical bills associated with transplanation.