Your Child's Kidney Transplant Surgery: What to Expect

After your child's care team contacts you about a possible matching kidney, you'll need to safely get to the hospital right away. Meanwhile, the transplant team will check the kidney to make sure it's healthy and a good match for your child.

Sometimes, the surgeon finds that the kidney isn't a good match. This news can be discouraging, but it's vital that your child receive a kidney that is safe and best for them.

If the kidney is a match, we'll stabilize your child and get them ready for the pediatric kidney transplant.

Your Child's Kidney Transplant Journey

We know this is a scary time for you and your child. We want to help ease your fears and answer any questions about your child's kidney transplant.

Learn what to expect:

Why Choose UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for Your Child's Kidney Transplant?

Contact the Kidney Transplant Program at UPMC Children's

If you have questions, concerns, or unexpected needs about your child's kidney transplant, contact our team at 412-692-5182.