Mothers donates kidney to 7-year-old son giving him chance at better life

From the time Colton Makow was born, he faced an uphill battle. He spent his first 61 days of life in Texas Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and while there, was told by doctors that his kidneys were damaged from lack of oxygen and that he one day would need a transplant. Devastated by Read More…


Texas Children’s Transplant Services teams reach significant milestone in 2017

Transplant teams with Texas Children’s Hospital performed 112 solid organ transplants in 2017, the most in the history of Texas Children’s Transplant Services. The liver and the kidney transplant programs were the busiest with 42 liver transplants and 32 kidney transplants completed last year. The heart program completed 28 transplants in 2017 and the lung Read More…


Texas Children’s Transplant Team set to be recertified

Texas Children’s Transplant Team recently received a glowing review from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recertification evaluation team during an unannounced four-day visit to survey the program for recertification. This was the first recertification survey for the entire transplant program, which was initially certified for kidney transplants in 1987 and lung, heart and Read More…


Texas Children’s celebrates transplant milestone

On June 28, Texas Children’s Transplant Services held a celebration in honor of reaching an important milestone – the completion of 1,500 transplants. The milestone further solidifies Texas Children’s position as one of the most active pediatric transplant programs in the nation, per the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Organ Procurement and Transplantation Read More…


Gift of a lifetime: Dad donates kidney to 14-year-old son

Just before Father’s Day, 14-year-old Gage Lipscomb received a gift from his father like no other – a kidney. On June 14, Dr. Richard Link, medical director of living donor kidney transplant at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, removed David Lipscomb’s left kidney and released it to the transplant team at Texas Children’s Hospital. During Read More…