Cardiothoracics


Information about cardiothoracic transplantation

Both essential for life, the heart and lungs are transplanted in six cardiothoracic transplant centres in the UK, including transplants of thoracic organs into adults and children.

This section of the site describes aspects of cardiothoracic transplantation in the UK, and NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT)'s role in facilitating these programmes.

NHSBT is supported in its facilitation by clinical input from members of the Cardiothoracic Advisory Group, which has lead on the modernising of matching and offering of hearts and lungs to patients including the development of new urgent and super-urgent allocation schemes.