The Kidney Transplantation Program is the only one of its kind in the Washington, DC, area focused on
the needs of children and teens with kidney disease. Additionally, it is the region's only
Medicare-approved center for kidney transplants in children and teens.
On average, we continue to perform 10 to 16 kidney transplants every year.
Patient and Family-Focused Care
The program ensures seamless care before and after your child's procedure. We coordinate with
our colleagues in the Division of Nephrology to offer comprehensive care for donor and recipient
evaluation, as well as long-term management of kidney transplants.
In collaboration with Georgetown University Hospital, Children's National offers a dedicated
renal transplant pediatric surgeon and post-transplant pediatrician. Our multidisciplinary team
guides you through every stage of care and provides extensive education about the transplantation
process and related testing.
You meet with the program's medical and surgical directors, the transplant and financial
coordinators, renal social worker, and renal nutritionist, who can answer all questions related to
the procedure and follow-up care.
The Pre-Transplantation Clinic evaluates potential kidney transplant recipients at the hospital, and
donors can be involved in the process at the same time as the patient (recipient).
Once testing is complete, the child or teen can be listed on the United Network for Organ Sharing
(UNOS) list and are eligible to receive organ calls.
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Children’s National provides a healthcare experience designed with kids in mind, and delivers confidence and assurance when parents need it most. We provide a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.
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Children’s National sees children from around the Washington, DC, metropolitan region, nation, and world who need the kind of specialized expertise and child-focused care we offer. No matter what your child needs, we can provide care that’s just right.
Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.
Pediatric specialists at Children’s National work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.
Children’s National Health System provides suggested treatments to complement top-notch medical education and experience.