Pediatric Transplant Resources for Patients and Family

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

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh provides a full range of pediatric transplantation 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 financial assistance for transplant patient parents and arrange affordable, nearby housing or hotels on an individual basis.

More Transplant Resources for Children and Their Loved Ones

  • Summer Programs — learn about our summer programs that focus on the quality of life before and 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.

Healthy Living Educational Video Series for Transplant Patients

The Healthy Living Video Series was developed by UPMC Children's Hospital to help patients and families better under the pre- and post-transplant process. In our pre-transplant videos you'll learn about what to expect at appointments and how to prepare your child for transplant surgery. For post-transplant patients, our videos will teach you about recovery after surgery, medications, tests, signs of complications and more.

Pre-Transplant Videos

Post-Transplant Videos