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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

Pediatric Kidney Transplants

The University of Chicago Medicine has the most active combined adult and pediatric kidney transplant program in Illinois. These transplants offer new hope for children with chronic kidney failure.

Our highly skilled kidney transplant specialists can perform:

  • Transplants from living donors who are relatives of a child
  • Transplants from living non-relatives
  • Transplants from nonliving donors

Locating the Best Match

We know it's tough to play the waiting game. To help patients receive transplants as quickly as possible, our team conducts extensive searches to locate the best matches for living kidney donation.

Successful Transplants

In addition, our kidney transplant experts have led the development of immunosuppressive therapies to help ensure successful transplantation. As a result, we have some of the highest graft acceptance rates and survival rates in the country.

Transplant Surgery and Beyond

Our team is dedicated to improving the quality of life of children who need dialysis until they can receive a transplant. Staff members strive to provide family education, dietary counseling, and other areas of support.

Preventing Organ Rejection: Key to Your Child's Recovery

Determining in advance whether your child's body will accept a donated organ is critical to the success of the operation. At the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, our young patients have access to the latest methods in preventing rejection. Our breakthrough research into new immunosuppressive therapies has helped us achieve some of the highest graft acceptance rates in the country. And our survival rates are among the highest in the United States.