Transplant Services

At OSF HealthCare, giving you a second chance at life is a team effort. You’ll receive state-of-the-art care from surgery through recovery, with professional care coordinators helping to guide your every step through the process.

With a transplant coordinator, palliative care nurse practitioner, dietitian, pharmacist, social worker and financial coordinator on your team, you have caring experts to help guide you every step of the way.

Plus, our transplant program at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is consistently rated among the best in the nation, offering Central Illinois a closer-to-home alternative for excellent care.

Serving Central Illinois Since 1985

Since their first kidney transplant in 1985, the kidney transplant program at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center has grown into the largest kidney transplant program in Central Illinois.

LVAD Program

The Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Program at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center provides a closer-to-home alternative for people in communities throughout central Illinois.

Heart Transplant Program

The Heart Transplant Program at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is the only one of its kind in central and downstate Illinois.

Become a Living Donor

Our transplant program participates in three paired exchange programs to improve the possibility that a person can find a match.


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