Pediatric Transplant Services

One of the Largest Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Centers

Dr. Vos with patientAt the Children's Carlos and Marguerite Mason Transplant Center, we recognize that a transplant affects the entire family, and we are committed to providing high-quality care and support throughout the transplant process—we treat every child not just as a patient, but as a person.

Having performed more than 1,000 pediatric transplants since our program's inception, Children's ranks among the top pediatric transplant centers in the U.S.

  • Transplant Programs

      As one of the most comprehensive pediatric solid organ transplant centers in the country, we provide full pre- and post-transplant services for liver, heart and kidney transplant patients.

      Liver transplant

      We have a dedicated team of pediatric surgeons and hepatologists who are experienced in the medical and surgical management of infants, children and young adults with all types of liver disease—from the most common to the rarest. 

      We have performed more than 400 pediatric liver transplants, including on the world’s youngest (10 days old) and three smallest (2 to 4 pounds) recipients.

      Heart transplant

      We provide our young patients with access to nationally recognized cardiothoracic surgery and cardiology programs.  

      We offer breakthrough—and often lifesaving—approaches to heart care, such as: 

      - Advanced therapy for heart failure management

      - Alternatives for high-risk transplant candidates

      - Ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy as a bridge to transplant

      - Complete surgical repair with benchmark survival rates

      Kidney transplant

      We are a recognized leader in pediatric kidney transplants, providing dedicated diagnostic and treatment services to children with complex and lifelong kidney disorders, high blood pressure, and fluid and electrolyte imbalances. 

      We focus on preemptive transplants, eliminating the need for dialysis for our young patients.

  • Care Team

      Our multidisciplinary team includes pediatric hepatologists, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric nephrologists, pediatric transplant surgeons, pediatric anesthesiologists, researchers, advance practice providers, transplant coordinators, nurses, transplant pharmacist, nutritionists and family support team members.

      This team works together to help ensure that our patients receive specialized care in a place designed just for them. 

  • Family Support

      Having a child undergo a transplant can be an overwhelming, life-changing event for the entire family. 

      We offer a variety of special programs designed to involve the entire family.

      These programs and events help families make connections with other families whose children have had a transplant or are waiting for a transplant. 

  • Research

      In conjunction with Emory University School of Medicine, we are committed to excellence and innovation in pediatric solid organ transplant research.

      - To remain at the forefront of pediatric liver transplant research, we collaborate with other centers across the country and around the world to further our efforts and understanding of pediatric liver disease. 

      - We are developing better preventive and diagnostic treatments for cardiac conditions. 

      - Our team is active in advanced clinical research for kidney transplant, giving children better options for transplants and innovative therapies. 

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OurResults

    Heart Transplant Volumes and OutcomesWe consistently rank among the top pediatric programs in the U.S. 

    Our transplant survival rates are better than the national average.

    Read more about our results.

 
     

Video: The Giving Tree - A Reading to Transplant Recipients

The Giving Tree - A Reading to Transplant RecipientsView

In “The Giving Tree,” a tree gives everything she has to a boy and expects nothing in return. Through voices big and small, our transplant family celebrates the power of selflessness through a special reading of the classic story.

 
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