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WORLD’S BEST PRACTICE
THE ALFRED - AUSTRALIA'S LEADING TRANSPLANT FACILITY

In 1989, The Alfred Hospital was one of the pioneers of heart transplant in Australia.

The Alfred is widely regarded as one of the leading transplant facilities in the world. Its methods, techniques and holistic program means its success rates are the very best of the best.  Today, The Alfred performs around 90 transplants per year. These fit into four categories:

  • Heart
  • Single Lung
  • Double Lung
  • Heart & Lung

The Alfred directly serves all Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and southern New South Wales.

Additionally, The Alfred is the Australian centre for paediatric lung transplantation, which means any child in Australia who requires a lung transplant is treated at The Alfred.

Since 1989, thanks to the life-saving work of the brilliant clinicians at The Alfred, over 1,550 people’s lives have been changed. Of those, some 1,100 have been Victorians.

For every person who has received a transplant, there are family, friends, coaches, teachers, and work colleagues whose lives too have been changed. It is estimated that nationally this equates to nearly 40,000 people who have been directly impacted.