He pushed through a failing heart for a decade, determined to avoid undergoing a transplant. But in the past year, 49-year-old Conrad Webster knew his time was almost up.
The stoic Louisville resident and Operation Desert Storm veteran, who was used to showing no weaknesses, was ready to seek serious help.
“I was getting scared because I ...more
On April 2, 1991, Dr. Michael Sekela performed the first heart transplant in the University of Kentucky’s history.
It’s been 25 years since that first operation, and we’ve been saving lives through heart transplantation ever since. In fact, we now do more than 40 heart transplants each year, and in 2015 we set a single-year record ...more
Starting today, the UK Transplant Center is moving from its current location on the fourth floor of UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital to:
Wing D, Third Floor, Suite J301
740. S. Limestone
View and print directions and a map of the new location here.
Patients who are seen at the Transplant and Specialty Clinic at Norton Audubon Hospital ...more
On Wednesday, we announced our first "kidney donor chain," and patients in the the chain learned who their respective donors/recipients were.
Kidney donor chains, also called kidney paired exchanges, occur when a living kidney donor is incompatible with their intended recipient. The donor may agree to donate their kidney to a different patient, provided that their ...more