Become a donor. Become a hero.

During Donate Life Month, the Transplant Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia celebrates the generosity of people who choose to become organ donors. This year, we're also sharing the stories of children who received a transplant at CHOP. We hope hearing about their amazing journeys — and the bright futures they have after receiving a transplant — will inspire you to become an organ donor, too.

Meet Our Patients


Yusuf, Kidney-Liver Transplant

Diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, Yusuf needed a combined kidney-liver transplant to improve his quality of life.

Meet Yusuf


Allison, Heart Transplant

A ventricular assist device (VAD) kept Allison’s heart pumping while she waited for a donor heart.

Meet Allison


Mya, Liver Transplant

Mya was diagnosed with biliary atresia as an infant and needed a liver transplant when she was 13.

Meet Mya


MJ, Liver Transplant

After two liver transplants, 13-year-old MJ is now thriving and doing everything else kids his age can do.

Meet MJ