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Pediatric Liver Transplant Program

Pioneers continue to make advancements

The Transplant Center at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital is known for transplant success with infants and children. Since 1964, our team of University of Minnesota Physicians has performed more than 540 pediatric liver transplants.

In 1982, we set a new standard with the successful liver transplant of Jamie Fisk, age 11 months, the world’s longest-living pediatric liver recipient. Her story led to President Ronald Reagan’s appointment of a national task force that ultimately established the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, which makes policy for organ allocation.

National leaders in living-donor transplant
Living-donor liver transplants at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital have some of the highest success rates in the nation. The most important advantage of living-donor over deceased-donor transplantation is a shorter wait. About 18,000 people, including children, are currently on the deceased-donor waiting list.

Why choose us
We offer advanced treatments and access to the most promising research available. Our transplant program continues to pursue leading-edge technology with research on:
  • Artificial liver support devices
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer)
  • Split-liver transplantation (one liver, two recipients)
  • Living-donor liver transplantation

Our goal is to provide treatment patients need with the best chance of success and quality of life.


View our Pediatric Liver Transplant Program fact sheet (PDF).

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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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