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UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has been at the forefront of pediatric transplantation for over 30 years. As the nation's first transplantation program, the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation has performed more pediatric transplants than any other pediatric center. Our experience, expertise and an ongoing commitment to innovation and compassionate care are the reasons why.
Almost 106,000 people are currently waiting for an organ transplant in the United States. In Pennsylvania alone, 7,700 residents are waiting for a donor. You have the power to save lives and improve the quality of life of those in need of a transplant. Learn more about organ donation from the resources below, and take that first step toward saving a life.
Learn more about organ donation at these links:
DonateLife-PA is campaign to encourage Pennsylvania residents to say YES to organ donation. It only takes a minute to sign up today to become an organ donor.
Many potential donors would like to donate organs, but they are afraid of what will happen to them if they are in an accident, or they are confused about what will happen to their organs once they’re donated. The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) has answers dispelling the myths about organ donation.
In the 1990s, a procedure called living-donor liver transplantation was developed to help overcome the organ donor shortage and save lives. This procedure involves removing a portion of a healthy living donor’s liver to help an ill patient on the waiting list for a liver. It is becoming one of the most frequent options in children, partly because child-sized livers are in such short supply. Also children don't need as large a liver as adults, and it allows surgeons to use the smaller (left) part of the donor's liver.
Every year, the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at UPMC Children's Hospital and the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute honor living donors who have unselfishly given of themselves to save a life.
Learn more about living-donor liver transplants at the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation.
View a video of a live-donor liver transplant surgery.
Every April, the Transplant Services Team at UPMC Children's hosts several events to raise awareness about the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation. Activities include a flag raising ceremony, participation in Blue & Green Day, a patient parade and much more.
For more information, please view our Donor Awareness Month Flier (PDF).
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.