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During the first month after your child's kidney transplant surgery, our transplant team will closely keep an eye on them.
Children don't always show signs of complications post-transplant. They need blood work two to three times a week for a few weeks after surgery to make sure no problems arise.
You should plan to stay in the Pittsburgh area during this time so we can watch your child for any problems.
Most children can go home around one month after surgery. You'll still need to come to Pittsburgh for routine post-transplant testing.
Your care team at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is always here to support you, your child, and your family.
You'll have many things to keep in mind once you get home. To help, we'll give you a Pediatric Kidney Transplant Patient Education Guide.
Our post-transplant guide will help you as you care for your child at home and includes:
Before you and your child leave the hospital, we'll give you the details you need about:
To make sure your child's recovery goes smoothly, please follow your care team's instructions carefully.
During post-kidney transplant care, remember to:
If you have questions, concerns, or unexpected needs about your child's kidney transplant, contact our team at 412-692-5182.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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