One of the most active pediatric transplantation programs in the nation, Transplant Services at Texas Children’s Hospital provides complex, multifaceted medical and surgical care for newborns to young adults in need of heart, kidney, liver and lung transplants.
Our staff offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary team approach through all aspects of the transplant process, from initial referral to hospitalization and outpatient management. Our pediatric transplant team works closely with patients, families and referring physicians to help make the evaluation process as convenient and efficient as possible.
Our program completed over 2,500 clinic visits last year and treated patients from 17 states and four foreign countries.
- Texas Children’s performed 112 solid organ transplants, the most in the history of Texas Children’s Transplant Services and the second highest volume in the United States.
- Texas Children’s hit two major milestones including the 500th liver transplanted and 1,500 total transplants performed.
- The liver and the kidney transplant programs had big years with 42 liver transplants and 32 kidney transplants completed.
- The heart transplant program finished the year as one of the largest pediatric heart transplant programs in the country with 28.
- The lung transplant program finished with 10 transplants, including one transplant in a patient under the age of one – only one of three such cases performed in the United States.
*All statistics pulled from the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network or the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.
The pediatric transplant landscape is complex and highly regulated. The Solid Organ Transplant Program at Texas Children’s Hospital is a member of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and is fully accredited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
By the Numbers
- Total number of transplants since program inception in 1988
- Transplantations in 2017
- 2017 Transplantations by patient age