Welcome to the Heart Transplant Program

Getting a new heart is more than surgery - it's a process that begins when you and your health care team talk about transplant as a possible treatment option.

This written content and videos will provide you with the information you need to know about heart transplants. Talk with your health care provider about your current health.

Allina Health patient education manual

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Heart Transplant

This manual gives basic information about having a heart transplant. The goal of the heart transplant is to add years to your life and improve the quality of your life.

If you find information on a website, show it to your transplant coordinator. If you find a website that asks for you to register or that sells information or products and you are unsure about it, ask your transplant coordinator. 

Allinahealth.org: Allina Health

Life-Source.org: LifeSource

UNOS.org: United Network for Organ Sharing

Medicalert.org: Medic Alert

Americanheart.org: American Heart Association

Medicare.gov: Medicare

OPTN.org: The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network

TransplantLiving.org: Your Prescription for Transplant Information

DonateLife.net: Find out how to become an organ and tissue donor

OrganDonor.gov: Department for Health and Human Services 

ITSCC.org: International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative

Patient education videos

Explore the video library for trusted, easy-to-understand health and wellness education. View video library heart failure topics.

Treating Heart Failure

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Common Tests for Heart Failure

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Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Heart Transplant, cvs-ah-95405 (1/18)
First Published: 01/06/2013
Last Reviewed: 12/14/2021