Transplant Patient and Family Resources

The needs of children who have organ and tissue transplants are very different from those of adult transplant patients.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC provides a full range of resources — before and after transplant — for our patients and their families.

At Children's Hospital's Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplant, we:

  • Offer parent support groups during all stages of the pediatric transplant process. These groups give families the chance to learn from each other and prepare for their child's recovery and life after organ transplant.
  • Meet the personal needs of parents who spend large amounts of time in the hospital with their child. Sleeping rooms, showers, and a small laundry room are located in the hospital.
  • Can arrange affordable, nearby housing or hotels on an individual basis.

More Transplant Resources for Children and Their Loved Ones

  • Summer Transplant Programs — learn about our three summer programs that focus on the quality of life after a pediatric transplant.
  • Educational Transplant Resources — see our list of links to local hotels, national transplant associations, support groups, and more.
  • About UNOS — find out what the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) does for transplant patients.