About us

The Heart and Lung Transplant Trust (Victoria) Inc. (HLTTV) is a not-for-profit association whose membership consists of heart and lung transplant patients, recipients, their carers and families.

Formed in 1994, five years after The Alfred Hospital performed its first pioneering heart transplant, HLTTV is managed by a committee of dedicated volunteers who have each experienced the heart or lung transplant journey. We are a partner of DonateLife and are a Deductible Gift Recipient.

Our vision is for a bright and active future for all those involved with or in need of a heart or lung transplant. We actively encourage organ donation and support The Alfred Hospital Melbourne, the transplant team, patients, recipients, their families and carers throughout the journey.

HLTTV is in a unique and privileged position to understand the journey and make a difference. We strive to do this through our programs, fostering a sense of community and certainty during the most uncertain of times and we are a resource for support, education and advocacy. Over the last few years, the HLTTV has provided treadmills and exercise bikes to The Alfred gym, used continually by pre and post transplant patients; refurbished consulting rooms at the Transplant Clinic; purchased IT equipment for The Alfred; and also provided a quiet room for families on the Heart Transplant Ward.