Kidney Transplant Volumes & Outcomes

In 2013, nearly 20 percent of all pediatric kidney transplants at Children’s were preemptive—meaning a child was transplanted before having to go on dialysis. Dialysis can be a costly and time-consuming treatment. This type of transplant can save a child an average of 432 hours of dialysis a year.

What does this data mean?
This graph show the percentage of preemptive kidney transplants at Children’s in 2013. 

Why are preemptive transplants important?
We focus on preemptive kidney transplants, so a child can avoid dialysis. Dialysis can be a costly and time-consuming treatment. This type of transplant can save a child an average of 432 hours of dialysis a year.

How does Children’s make sure we are giving high-quality care?

  • Dedicated team that is experienced in living donor pediatric kidney transplants
  • Our kidney transplant team teaches families about how to care for their children before, during and after their transplants.
  • Work with Emory University to make sure living donors are good matches and complete detailed donor evaluations.