Specializing in organ transplant for more than two decades, MUSC offers the state's only comprehensive organ transplant medical center.
Hear what our patients have to say about the MUSC Transplant program and the care they received.
MUSC's Concierge Services can assist you and your family with travel arrangements and help make both your trip and your stay in Charleston, SC as seamless as possible.
In addition to our main campus in Charleston, SC, MUSC has transplant outreach clinics throughout the state, as well as one in Savannah, GA.
An organ transplant is no longer considered a rare and unimaginable surgery. With today's advances in research, innovation and accessibility, an organ transplant offers hope to thousands of people each year - hope for a longer life and an improved quality of life.
Specializing in organ transplant for more than two decades, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) offers the only comprehensive organ transplant medical center in South Carolina. The MUSC Health Transplant Center is nationally recognized as one of the best for adults and children. Most patients come to the MUSC Health Transplant Center for two important reasons:
The MUSC Health Transplant Center offers patients the caring and compassion of a hometown hospital along with all of the benefits of a major academic medical center:
Plus, we are located in one of the country’s most beautiful, warm and welcoming cities: Charleston.
It's no wonder the MUSC Health Transplant Center continues to grow as patients throughout the Southeast and around the country increasingly come to us for lifesaving transplants.
We offer the following transplant services:
MUSC's experience and innovation with adult and pediatric blood and bone marrow transplant have resulted in outcomes that are among the best in the country.
MUSC's heart transplant team in Charleston, SC provides the only adult and pediatric cardiac transplantation program in South Carolina.
The kidney transplant team at the MUSC Kidney Transplant Center in Charleston, South Carolina specializes in living kidney renal transplants.
The MUSC Health Transplant Center in Charleston,SC is one of the country's top adult and pediatric liver transplant programs.
Becoming a donor is a profound act of selflessness and often the best chance someone else has for long-term survival.
MUSC is the only lung transplant program in South Carolina, and is certified by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the U.S. Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The MUSC Health Transplant Center in Charleston, SC offers some of the nation's most cutting-edge pancreatic transplant procedures.
MUSC has a dedicated children's hospital providing specialized care for pediatric transplant recipients.
Within four months after his transplant, Bob ran a 6.2-mile race in under an hour after training with his father and the MUSC rehabilitation team. Three years after his transplant, he runs two miles every day, lifts weights and plays basketball and baseball. He feels great and has no health problems now. - Bob Ward, heart transplant recipient
“This is my kid. There was no question that I would give her my kidney. If she needed my leg, she could have it.” – Eric Hemingway, Living Kidney Donor
“I was so sick, I couldn’t even ask them where the liver came from, but this time, things went really well. Dr. Baliga did both of the transplants and he and the whole department are amazing. They really treat you right.” -Kim Roberts, recipient of two liver transplants
"The whole process was amazing in the way everything came together. It was truly a miracle." - Pam Coy, mother of four-year-old Gabe Coy
“The doctors and nurses at MUSC are like our second family. They got him to where he is now. We wouldn’t have him today if it weren’t for them.” - Whitney Ringler, mother of three-year-old Chase Ringler, bone marrow transplant recipient
“I’ve been in hospitals a lot during the past five years and my treatment at MUSC was unbelievable. I’ve never known people like that who were so quick to help you. They treated me like I was a newborn baby.” - Rett Pritchard, dual transplant recipient
Watch videos of our many lung transplant patients.
The MUSC Health Transplant Center is committed to timely, clear communication with health care professionals.
To speak with an MUSC transplant specialist, please call MUSC’s dedicated referral and consultation line, MEDULINE, at 843-792-2200 or toll-free at 800-922-5250. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, MEDULINE provides specially trained representatives who stay on the line until you are connected to the appropriate person.
You may also sign on to MUSC Health CareLink for patient referral.
Our representatives have all the resources to promptly connect you. If you wish to speak with a specific physician who is unavailable, the representative will direct you to an available specialist or arrange for the requested physician to return your call.
Additional Transplant Referral Resources:
Listed below are locations, addresses, and maps for clinics that often see MUSC Health transplant patients.
Kidney & Liver Transplant Clinic (Charleston)
Rutledge Tower, 9th Floor
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
Florence Outreach Clinic
1520 Freedom Boulevard
Florence, SC 29505-6040
Greenville Outreach Clinic
2755 South Highway 14
Greer, SC 29650
Quest Diagnostics' Patient Service Center Locator
The MUSC Health Transplant Center is located in Charleston, SC. A city like no other with truly something for every interest, Charleston is a treasure of more than 300 years of American history.
Patients who live closer to another transplant center should consider being listed with MUSC Health for transplantation. Charleston a beautiful place to heal, and MUSC Health's waiting times are among the shortest in the nation. We strive to help patients return to life at home as quickly as possible.
Charleston is easy to get to by car. The city is located on the South Carolina coast at the eastern end of Intestate-26, which connects with I-20, I-85, I-40, I-77 and I-95.
The Charleston International Airport (www.chs-airport.com) has more than 100 daily flights available from the following airlines:
Amtrak also has regular passenger service to the Charleston area.
Visitors and residents alike find the weather in Charleston delightful. Our average annual temperature is 65OF, which reflects our semi-tropical climate. Winters are typically mild and summers are very warm and humid.
When it comes to hotels and reservations, we provide personalized assistance to MUSC Health Transplant Center patients and their families. Our dedicated guest relations specialist will make all reservations and provide a wealth of information about the city.
Contact MUSC Guest Relations at 843-792-3122.
Among the many attractions of our charming city are:
Sports and recreational activities are also plentiful in Charleston:
Art and music play a huge role in Charleston’s culture, with outdoor concerts and art exhibits occurring year-round.
You may also want to visit the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau site.
Social workers are part of the multidisciplinary team at MUSC Transplant Center. They provide an assessment as part of the transplant evaluation process and assist patients in resolving challenges toward transplant candidacy. Social workers assess patients’ support system and financial stability. They also assist patients in referrals to other services, such as mental health or substance abuse treatment, if needed. After transplantation, social workers continue to provide support to patients and their caregivers.
The MUSC Transplant Center has a Facebook page that lists relevant announcements, activities, and other information of interest to transplant recipients. Search for “MUSC Transplant Center” in Facebook.
Charleston Transplant Support Group
Support for all live organ transplant and LVAD recipients.
Contact: Carol Dolida
Meets at: Springhill Suites, Ripley Point, Charleston
When: Last Tuesday of every month at 2-3pm.
Charleston Lung Transplant Support Group at MUSC
Support for lung transplant patients.
Contact: Nancy Holbach
Meets at: MUSC’s Gazes Auditorium
Courtenay Drive, Charleston
When: Second Tuesday of each month at 11:30am-1:30pm.
Facebook: Charleston Lung Transplant
Second Chance Transplant Support Group
Support for all live organ transplant patients.
Contact: Steve Ford
Meets at: Holland Avenue Baptist Church, 801 12th Street, Cayce, SC
When: Third Tuesday of each month at 4-5pm
National Foundation for Transplants (NFT)
Children’s Organ Transplant Association
Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)