Statistics and Outcomes

Kidney Transplant Survival Rates

The Kidney Transplant Program at the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has performed hundreds of pediatric kidney transplants with survival rates that are among the best in the nation.

Kidney Transplant Survival
1 Year  100%  national average  99% 
3 Years  100%  national average  99% 

Kidney Transplant Volumes

The Hillman Center has helped hundreds of children in need of kidney transplants, making Children's one of the most active kidney transplant centers in the country. Our team also performed the world’s first living-related pediatric kidney/bone marrow transplant.

Transplant Type 2014 Program Inception Through 12/31/2013
Living-Donor Kidney 6 194
Deceased-Donor Kidney 13 291
Subtotal 19 485

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Sources: Internal data, Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation; Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (, December 2014 release.

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