Medical Specialties

Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program


Phoenix Children's Hospital has the state's only pediatric kidney transplant program.

Providing the best care for the sickest children

Phoenix Children's Hospital's Pediatric Nephrology Division has the most comprehensive pediatric programs in Arizona, including the state's only dedicated pediatric hemodialysis unit, peritoneal dialysis program and pediatric kidney transplant program.

The first pediatric kidney transplant at Phoenix Children's was performed in 1983, the same year the Hospital opened. Eight to 15 kidney transplants are performed at Phoenix Children's each year.

Phoenix Children's provides kidney transplants to eligible children ages 1 thru 18, whose kidneys have failed - without limitations based on gender, race, religion, or ethnicity. We are committed to providing our patients and their families with the highest quality care and support they need using a multi-disciplinary, family-centered team approach.

Experienced Multidisciplinary Team

The pre-transplant program has a team of skilled professionals to assist during the transplant process. This team provides a comprehensive evaluation, patient and family education, in a supportive environment.

The transplant team members provide treatment and follow-up care after a kidney transplant. Additionally, our multidisciplinary team provides both pediatric hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis services.

United Network of Organ Sharing

In July 2002, Phoenix Children's Hospital Kidney Transplant Center was certified by the United Network of Organ Sharing to provide renal transplant services as an independent renal transplant provider. UNOS brings together medicine, science, public policy and technology to facilitate every organ transplant performed in the United States. Every day, UNOS assists transplant doctors, patients, and members of the public by helping to ensure that organs are procured and distributed in a fair and timely manner.

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