For appointments, call (888) 815-2005For general information, call (601) 984-1000
UMMC Referral Line: (866) UMC-DOCS (862-3627)
During a transplant, doctors remove an organ or tissue from one person, a donor, and place it into the body of another person, the recipient, to replace damaged or failing organs or tissue. Transplantation also includes the placement of ventricular assist devices (VAD) into patients with advanced heart failure.
University Transplant is Mississippi’s only transplant program.
UMMC has a long history of solid organ transplantation beginning with the first-ever lung and heart transplants performed by Dr. James D. Hardy in 1963 and 1964.
Currently, UMMC performs adult and pediatric heart and kidney transplants as well as adult liver and pancreas transplants.
Patients in need of a transplant no longer have to travel out of the state to receive treatment. Evaluation, surgery, and follow-up care are offered through University Transplant. The specialized care team of experienced transplant surgeons, hepatologists, nephrologists, and advanced heart failure cardiologists focuses on personalized family-centered care that leads to successful outcomes.
See our Children's Transplant services.
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
General Information: 601-984-1000
Patient Appointments: 888-815-2005