An organ transplant can give children with chronic kidney or liver disease a new life. A healthy liver or kidney means freedom from dialysis, multiple injections and blood transfusions -- and relief from debilitating symptoms, such as weakness and fatigue. The procedure can be life-changing for these children's emotional health as well, ending the isolation they may feel.
Our Proven Record of Success
In 2001, the University of California, San Diego brought its established pediatric abdominal transplant program and renowned transplant team to Rady Children’s in a combined effort to provide transplant patients in the San Diego region with the highest level of care. With UC San Diego's proven excellence in transplantation and Rady Children’s nationally recognized treatment and healing environment, the two organizations have created a program that parallels the best in the United States.
UC San Diego's Abdominal Transplant Program has achieved many milestones over the years, beginning in 1968 with San Diego County’s first kidney transplants in children and adults. The next milestone came in the early 1990s, with the region's first liver transplants.
This outstanding team has brought their expertise and extensive experience to Rady Children’s, having performed more than 200 pediatric kidney transplants and more than 30 liver transplants with excellent success rates and outcomes.
Santino is now thriving with his new kidney. Read about his incredible journey.
- Solid Organ Transplant Program
Nelson Pavilion, Entrance 10
8001 Frost Street
San Diego, CA 92123
- Phone: 858-966-8354