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COVID-19 Information for Transplant Patients

Transplant recipients should take extra precautions to avoid being exposed to COVID-19. Get information and answers to frequently asked questions about the novel coronavirus for transplant patients.


Coronavirus FAQs for transplant patients

Our physicians, nurses, counselors and surgeons work with patients and their families to determine eligibility for transplantation, and follow them through post-op care to ensure the transplanted organ is functioning properly. We have been a pioneer in organ transplantation for more than 50 years. In 2013, we became the fourteenth institution in the country and the first in the region to perform 5,000 kidney transplants.

The Penn Transplant Institute consistently meets or exceeds the national average in all organ transplants. These superior outcomes are a result of the combined efforts of multiple clinical departments across Penn Medicine and a unique, multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of end-stage organ disease.

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Transplant Institute Programs and Services

Hand Transplant

Penn Medicine is one of the few programs in the world that performs this sophisticated type of surgery.

Heart Transplant

Penn’s cardiac surgeons perform more heart transplants than all regional centers combined.

Kidney Transplant

A comprehensive program for patients suffering from end-stage kidney disease

Living Donor Kidney Transplant

One of the largest and most experienced living donor kidney transplant programs in the country.

Liver Transplant

The most experienced program in the region for treating patients with end-stage liver disease.

Living Donor Liver Transplant

Penn Medicine is a pioneer in adult-to-adult liver transplants with a live donor.

Lung Transplant

A comprehensive program for patients with advanced lung diseases such as emphysema and cystic fibrosis

Pancreas Transplant

The first program in the region to offer pancreas transplant as treatment for type 1 diabetes.

Uterus Transplant

Uterus transplant has the potential to give women with uterine factor infertility the opportunity to carry and deliver a child

The Transplant House

The Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House is a guest house for transplant patients, families and caregivers to stay when traveling to Penn Medicine for care and far from home.

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