HOW DOES A CHILD GET REFERRED FOR A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT?
Evaluation of a child for kidney transplantation
Kidney transplant is the preferred treatment for kidney failure for most children. A kidney transplant gives a child the best opportunity to lead a normal and healthy life. However, a transplant is not a cure and comes with many new responsibilities.
Most children with kidney failure are referred by their doctor to a center with a pediatric kidney transplant program. Most children are eligible for kidney transplants. Some children are not candidates because of medical and ethical reason.