The transition years between being a teenager and becoming an adult can present difficult challenges. Young adults with kidney transplants are confronted with a unique set of stressors in addition to the normal stress that teenagers face every day. The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Adolescent Kidney Transplant Clinic is dedicated to providing the resources to help make the transition to adulthood as smooth as possible.
Who Can Participate?
Children's Adolescent Kidney Transplant Clinic is for patients ages 14 to 21.
Did You Know?
Adolescent developmental issues complicate a teen's transition toward taking responsibility for managing their illness and learning to comply with recommended treatment following transplant. Learn more
about helping teens cope effectively.
About the Adolescent Kidney Transplant Clinic
The Children’s Adolescent Kidney Transplant Clinic for teenage kidney transplant recipients provides:
More comprehensive, individualized care
Opportunities for independence—teenagers are seen without their parents for most of the clinic visit
Resources for coping with a transplant
Age appropriate healthcare education
Tour of Emory for those patients who are preparing to transition to an adult facility
Our goal is to provide young adult kidney transplant recipients with education and experiences that will encourage a successful and healthy future. The Children’s Adolescent Kidney Transplant Clinic also provides teenagers with information and resources to help them think and live as independent adults.
The Children’s Adolescent Kidney Transplant Clinic meets Thursday afternoons in the Children’s Transplant Clinic. This clinic will replace regularly scheduled clinic visits. It is not an additional clinic.
For more information about the Children’s Adolescent Kidney Transplant Clinic, please call 800-605-6175.