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Kidney Transplant

Leaders in kidney disease treatment

If your child needs a kidney transplant, our history is sure to make you feel more secure about a transplant at University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital. One of the most experienced pediatric programs in the world, nearly 1,000 children have received a kidney transplant at our hospital.

First in the nation
In the 1970s, University of Minnesota Children's Hospital became the first in the nation to develop successful strategies for long-term hemodialysis and kidney transplant in children. Our experience allows us to take on the most complex cases. Our new hospital building has Minnesota's only pediatric-dedicated dialysis center.

What makes us different?
The pediatric Kidney Transplant Program at University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital is one of the most successful in the world.

  • Our pediatric nephrologists, urologists and surgeons have more than 30 years of experience. Your child is in excellent hands because:
    • We have some of the highest reported infant kidney transplant success rates in the world. 
    • Our surgeons have performed more than 170 kidney transplants in children under age 2. 
    • After transplant, babies in our program improve quickly in growth, height, and weight and brain development.
  • Because our living donor kidney program is one of the largest in the country, your child’s chances of receiving a kidney sooner are good.

Living donor kidney transplant program
At University of Minnesota Children's Hospital, our living donor kidney transplant program is helping to make more kidney transplants available to children who need them. The Transplant Center is a world leader in living donor transplantation, and we have the most successful living donor program in the nation.

Treating children worldwide

More than one-third of our kidney transplant patients come to University of Minnesota Children's Hospital from distant areas in the United States, as well as other countries. Our doctors understand your concerns and are ready to continue working with you and your referring doctors when you return home--no matter where you live. 

Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program fact sheet. (PDF)

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Pediatric Kidney Transplant Medicine

Pediatric Kidney Transplant Surgery

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.
 
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