Children’s performs both living- and deceased-donor kidney transplants.
What does this data mean?
In 2011, the team performed 14 living-donor kidney transplants and 20 deceased-donor transplants. This means, more than 40 percent of all of the kidney transplants performed at Children’s in 2011 were from living donors.
Why is this important?
A deceased donor is a person who has recently died and donated his kidneys. But with a living donor, the child does not have to be put on the national transplant waiting list, and the transplant can be done before he becomes very ill, which can lead to a quicker recovery.
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.