Pediatric Kidney Transplant Patient Stories

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh performed its first pediatric kidney transplant in 1964. Since then, UPMC Children's Hospital's transplant teams have performed kidney transplants on hundreds of children and teenagers. The program's objective is to restore health and wellness to children suffering from end-stage renal disease.

After a series of health issues, Liliana's right kidney became damaged and had 20% function. She had six months to find a living-kidney donor, or else she would have to start dialysis. Luckily, her mother, Briana, was a match for her.
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Jaxson was born with cystic renal dysplasia of both kidneys that would eventually require a kidney transplant. Learn more about his living donor kidney transplant at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
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