Pediatric Kidney Transplant and Dialysis Program
The Pediatric Kidney Transplant and Dialysis Program provides comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents diagnosed with kidney failure. Since its inception in 1992, the program has performed more than 300 kidney transplants, with outcomes among the best in the nation. We provide all forms of treatment and resources for your entire family, and we determine a care plan that is personalized for each child. Through our partnership with the National Kidney Registry, we have access to a large pool of potential living kidney donors, which is optimal for a child’s long-term health.
Our Transplant Center manages some of the most complex pediatric cases, performing more than 100 transplants a year and exceeding national expected outcomes. We care for children of all ages, from the smallest infants through young adults.
Kidney Transplant: A Guide for Patients and Families
Download this guide to learn about important topics including the transplant evaluation process, waiting for a transplant, transplant surgery, post-transplant care, and life after transplant.
Transplant Center Town Hall
The Pediatric Transplant Center held a Virtual Town Hall on September 7, 2021, to discuss frequently asked questions related to COVID-19, vaccines and back to school information transplant patients and families. Watch the recording.
Traveling to Philadelphia
If you are anxious about traveling to Philadelphia, we're here to support you. View our resources for patients and families to learn more information about preparing for your appointment, a guide to procedures, overnight and extended hospital stays, where to stay, billing and insurance, and a video about what to expect.
At CHOP's Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program, team members come from a variety of specialties throughout the hospital, and our expertise is unmatched. That means your entire family will benefit from our multidisciplinary approach, including evaluation, transplantation, long-term follow-up and the transition to adult care.