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An unprecedented bridge to a heart transplant for Katlyen (TMC News - 02/01/19)
Texas Children’s Hospital implants the world's first Jarvik 2015 pediatric heart pump for a patient awaiting transplant

12-yr-old Houston boy gets life-saving lung transplant (FOX - 07/05/18)
12-year-old boy gets new lungs in Texas Children's Hospital's 200th transplant

'He's taught us what strength is' | Mother gives 7-year-old son her kidney (KHOU - 04/25/18)
From the time Colton was born, he had an uphill battle. He spent 61 days in the NICU and as he grew up his mom knew he would need a kidney transplant one day.

Baby undergoes double lung transplant at Texas Children's Hospital (KHOU -02/08/18/)
Carter had a rare disorder in his tiny lungs, unable to pump oxygen into his blood. At just 2 weeks old, he needed a double lung transplant -- and fast.

One breath at a time: Altoona teen beats back cystic fibrosis with double lung transplant (Leader-Telegram 01/27/18)
Her life-changing struggle has opened up a world of possibilities — with step one to be a normal kid.

Houston man donating kidney to 1-year-old grandson (KTRK - 8/14/17)
A man is giving his grandson the best gift any child could receive, a new chance at life.

Father donates kidney, saves 14-year-old son’s life (KHOU - 6/19/17)

Texas Children's Hospital celebrates 1500th transplant (KTRK - 5/26/17)
Last weekend, a remarkable milestone was reached at Texas Children's Hospital that has one 17-year-old extremely grateful.

Baby Tenley gets heart transplant at Texas Children's Hospital (KPRC - 5/29/17)
Baby Tenley was the inspiration for the Texas Children's music therapist's "heartbeat songs."

500th liver transplant completed at Texas Children’s (Texas Children's - 3/20/17)
On March 17, the 500th liver transplant was performed in the Main ORs at Texas Children’s Hospital. 

Teen thankful for new life after double lung, liver transplant (KHOU - 11/23/16)
This Thanksgiving, a 17-year-old girl is just thankful for something most of us take for granted, being able to breathe.

J.J. Watt's biggest fan gets a heart transplant (KHOU - 8/23/16)
The pictures tell the story of a friendship that's fueled a little boy's fight to live.

'Fight song' patient gets double lung transplant (KHOU - 7/29/16)
A brave teen who went viral for singing from her hospital room at Texas Children's finally got the double lung transplant she's been waiting for.

The best gift I could give my father (Voice of Nursing blog - 4/26/16)
Have you ever received unexpected news that altered your life? This happened to my father in the summer of 2007.

Texas Children's Hospital performs 4 kidney transplants in one day (KHOU - 4/13/16)
On a record-setting day last month at Texas Children’s Hospital, four different people received the life-saving gift of a kidney transplant—four people in the span of just 18 hours.

Taking medications: A way to honor the donor family (Texas Children's Blog - 4/11/16)
Once a patient receives an organ transplant, they must take medication(s) for the rest of their life. Because the recipient’s body recognizes the new organ(s) as foreign, the immune system will “attack” it. However, medications that suppress the immune system are taken to prevent rejection.

Organ Transplant 101 (Texas Children's Blog - 1/8/16)
What is an organ? What is an organ transplant? What organs can be transplanted? Why do some children need transplants? Are medications required after transplant?