In 2011, nearly 50 percent of all pediatric kidney transplants at Children’s were preemptive.
What does this data mean?
This graph show the percentage of preemptive kidney transplants at Children’s in the past five years. Since 2007, more than 30 percent of all pediatric kidney transplants at Children’s were preemptive.
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.