Pediatric Kidney Transplant 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 Patient Survival
1 year  100%  national average  99% 
3 years  100%  national average  99% 

Kidney Transplant Volumes

We've 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 2021 Program Inception Through 12/31/2020
Living-Donor Kidney 12 246
Deceased-Donor Kidney 7 347
Subtotal 19 593

Sources: Internal data, Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation; Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (, July 2022 release.

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.