If your child’s kidneys have failed or are getting close to failure, talk to their nephrologist (kidney doctor) about the possibility of kidney transplant.

  • You will need to locate a children’s transplant center where the surgery will happen. Many children hospitals in the United States have a transplant center, but it depends on your geographic location. Click here for help finding a transplant hospital. Similar to adults, it may be valuable to get your child listed at multiple transplant centers.
  • Similar to adults, your child will need to have a medical evaluation so doctors can decide if a kidney transplant will be safe for your child.
  • Make a list of your questions for the doctors on the transplant team to answer.