Children's Transplant

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Children's Transplant, a part of Children's of Mississippi, is striving to meet the health care needs of young patients in Mississippi and throughout the Southeast.

Children’s Transplant offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for toddlers and children which includes all options of renal replacement therapy. With the help of the state's only pediatric transplant nephrologist, renal replacement therapy (dialysis) can be offered as early as birth, and our services include Mississippi's only pediatric dialysis center. Our center offers kidney transplant to toddlers, children and adolescents, including both deceased donor and living donor options.

Young patients also can given a new chance for life, thanks to Children's Heart and its congenital heart program. Heart transplants are just of the surgical options for those born with heart problems.

The state’s only stem cell and bone marrow transplant unit is housed at UMMC. It provides care for both adults and children.

Patient-centered care

Our young patients are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team including pediatric nephrologists, pediatric renal coordinators, pediatric gastroenterologists specializing in hepatology, pediatric transplant coordinators, and other medical pediatric specialists as necessary.

Physician referrals

Children's Transplant is committed to continually improving our partnership of care and communication with our healthcare colleagues. We encourage them to use our dedicated 24-hour physician-to-physician phone line to reach a UMMC transplant specialist at any time in order to refer a patient or to consult about care.

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Our transplant surgeons and physicians are highly skilled in their pursuit of innovations to improve transplant outcomes for children. Information on all transplant centers can be at the United Network for Organ Sharing network.