At the Jewish Hospital Transplantation Center, we make it our mission to provide a seamless process as you walk through the steps of any transplantation. Our course for caring for your liver transplantation is evaluated based on your individual needs that are determined as a result of numerous assessments and consultations leading up to the transplant procedure.
Our Liver Transplant Team includes transplant surgeons, hepatologists, transplant coordinators, psychiatrists, social workers, nutritionists, financial coordinators, medical consultants and administrators who work closely with the operating room, critical care and medical-surgical units at Jewish Hospital.
Most patients qualifying for a liver transplant suffer from some form of liver cancer, often caused by cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC). However, liver failure can also result from other diseases or, in rare cases, certain types of medications.
Patients accepted as liver transplant candidates are listed with Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA), as well as nationally with the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS).
In association with the University of Louisville, the Jewish Hospital Transplant Center serves as a regional referral center for transplantation of the liver, kidney, heart, lung and pancreas.
Contact the Transplant Center via email or for transplant referral information, call 1-800-866-7539 and follow the organ-specific telephone prompts. Jewish also offers a Transplant Pharmacy to all past and current transplant recipients. For more information about the pharmacy, click here.
For transplant list information and waiting times, click here. To read our brochure, click here.