Preparing for a Kidney Transplant

The Kidney Transplant Program at Cincinnati Children’s strives to optimize the quality of life of children suffering from kidney diseases. Our goal is to assist you in understanding the care and issues surrounding kidney disease and the steps involved in kidney transplantation.

Our staff believes the best results occur when families work together with the healthcare team. Understanding your child’s condition and treatment options is an important first step.

In cooperation with surgical subspecialists, the Nephrology and Hypertension Division at Cincinnati Children’s is deeply committed to a comprehensive post-transplant patient care program. The program started in 1965.

Jack's Story

Study Predicts Outcomes for Kidney Transplant Patients

A study in the American Journal of Transplantation cites evidence in favor of using the protein biomarkers NGAL and IL-18 as a means to determine whether kidney transplant patients will require dialysis within the first week of transplant surgery.

United Network for Organ Sharing

Learn about how United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) helps unite the transplant community to save lives through organ transplantation. Read More

Living Kidney Donors

Learn more about living kidney donors, including qualifications, donation process and living with one kidney. Learn More

Related Resources

MyChart.

Cincinnati Children’s offers a secure online tool to help you manage your child’s health. MyChart gives you access to your child’s medical record, allowing you to view test results, a list of medications, appointments, follow-up instructions and more. You can also send a message to your healthcare team between visits. Learn More.