Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program

Kidney Transplant
Recognized leader in pediatric kidney transplantation

The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Kidney Program was established in 1980. As part of the comprehensive renal services at Children's, our program is a recognized leader in kidney transplantation. Children's is nationally known for excellence in patient care partnered with advanced medical research.

For more than 30 years, the Children's Kidney Transplant Program has been a pioneer in pediatric kidney transplantation. Our rich history and dedication further our mission to enhance the lives of children, today and in the future.

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This video guides you through the kidney transplant process, from deciding if transplantation is right for your child to meeting Children's team of expert pediatric transplant surgeons and caregivers.

 

Highlights

  • More than 550 pediatric kidney transplants since our program's inception—making Children’s one of only a few pediatric hospitals to reach such a milestone*
  • Ranked No. 2 in the country for pediatric kidney transplant volumes.* In 2012, we performed 30 kidney transplants

Staff at Children’s provide dedicated diagnostic and treatment services for children with complex and lifelong kidney disorders, high blood pressure and fluid electrolyte imbalances. Our kidney transplant team strives for the most comprehensive care in a caring and supportive environment.

  • Since 2006, nearly 25 percent of all pediatric kidney transplants performed at Children's were preemptive, meaning a child had a kidney transplant before beginning dialysis. Since dialysis is a costly and time consuming treatment, preemptive pediatric kidney transplants can get kids back to being kids.
  • In 2012, more than 35 percent of all pediatric kidney transplants performed at Children's were from a living donor.

*United Network for Organ Sharing