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Pediatric Kidney Transplant Volumes & Outcomes

Pediatric Kidney Transplant Volumes

The Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program at Lurie Children’s has performed more than 700 kidney transplants, including living and deceased donor transplants, since the program’s inception in 1964. This number places Lurie Children's among the national leaders in volumes, and particularly for children under the age of 5.



Figure 1: This graph represents the number of pediatric kidney transplants, including living and deceased donor transplants, performed by Lurie Children's on all patients from January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2021. Find more information on transplant volumes on the UNOS website.

Figure 2: This graph represents the number of pediatric kidney transplants performed on all patients by age from January 1988, when the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) began tracking the data, through December 31, 2021. Find more information on transplant volumes on the UNOS website.

Pediatric Kidney Transplant Outcomes

Lurie Children's boasts exceptional pediatric kidney transplant survival rates for both patient and graft (also called organ), with one-month and one-year survival rates above the national average. The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipient (SRTR) tracks outcome on graft survival, patient survival, and transplant rates, among many other outcome metrics. Click here to find out more information about the outcomes for our program.