SCHOOL AFTER KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION
When can my child go back to school?
Most children may return to school four to six weeks after transplantation. It is best to check with your child’s kidney doctor, as there may be special reasons to delay your child’s return to school. If family members are ill, it is always best to keep the sick person away from the child with a renal transplant. Please check with your kidney doctors about the need to isolate any sick person in the house from your transplanted child. It is important to remember that the majority of contagious illness are spread by hand contact so frequent hand washing (by both the child and the caregivers) is key to minimize the spread of infections to a transplanted child.