Office of Institutional Advancement



We go above and beyond. Let's go even further.

Every 10 minutes, someone is added to the national list of over 120,000 patients waiting for an organ transplant.

While the need for life-saving organs continues to grow, organ donations have stagnated. This has created an ever-widening transplant gap, forcing patients to accept lower survival rates and diminished quality of life as they await transplants that may never come.

At Jefferson, we’re constantly innovating, creating new treatment options and working to ensure that when patients come here for a transplant, they can do so with confidence that they have a better chance at getting transplanted sooner, and they have a better chance of survival after that transplant.

The Jefferson Transplant Institute’s multidisciplinary team of physicians, coordinators, nurses, social workers, dietitians and others manage every aspect of a transplant patient’s experience with compassionate expertise. We provide exceptional care that consistently results in improved patient outcomes, shorter recovery times and fewer complications. Our expertise means we have the lowest mortality rates for heart and kidney transplants in the Delaware Valley, and regularly surpass national survival rates for liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation.

Since 1974 when our team performed the first kidney transplant at Jefferson, our transplant program has evolved, consistently pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Now is the time to expand our program and provide more life-saving organs to the patients who desperately need them.