The Siragusa Transplantation Center at Lurie Children’s consistently ranks among the top pediatric transplant centers in the nation on an annual basis, both in volumes and outcomes. The center performed 53 solid organ transplants in 2016, including 20 heart transplants, 20 liver transplants and 13 kidney transplants, making it the leading pediatric transplant center for volume in Illinois.
Our programs remain focused on enhancing the care and outcomes of all patients, providing care to the smallest infants through adolescence and adulthood. The graph below represents the number of 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, 2016. Find more information on transplant volumes on the UNOS site. The staff at Lurie Children’s performs on average 50 solid organ transplants each year.