Pediatric Kidney Transplant and Dialysis Program
CHOP's 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.
The Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program at CHOP started in 1993. We are one of the most active pediatric kidney transplant programs in the United States. Our transplant team has the experience and skill to care for children with many different causes of kidney failure. Most importantly, you and your child are at the center of everything we do, and we value child and family input as we travel with you on your transplant journey.
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 Patients and COVID-19
Information about COVID-19 vaccine responses in transplantation is rapidly evolving. Because vaccines are critical to containing further spread of the pandemic, there has been interest in optimizing vaccine responses in vulnerable populations, including solid organ transplant recipients.
Please refer to these resources from the CDC for patients who are immunocompromised:
- COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised
- People Who Are Immunocompromised
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.