Jul
11
2017

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…

Jun
20
2017

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…

May
30
2017

Texas Children’s Transplant Services team reaches milestone

An important milestone was recently reached at Texas Children’s Hospital that has one 17-year-old extremely grateful. Joseph McCullough received a new liver on May 21, giving him a chance at a new life after battling primary sclerosing cholangitis, a life-threatening disease that causes end-stage liver disease. McCullough’s transplant was the 1,500th transplant performed by the Read More…

Mar
21
2017

500th liver transplant completed at Texas Children’s

On March 17, the 500th liver transplant was performed in the Main ORs at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. John Goss, medical director of Transplant Services and surgical director of the Liver Transplant Program at Texas Children’s, led the team who transplanted a donor liver into a 5-year-old boy. This volume has only been accomplished by Read More…

Feb
7
2017

Transplant Services continues to be one of most active programs in nation

Transplant Services at Texas Children’s Hospital continues to prove that we are at the forefront of pediatric transplantation in the United States performing 86 transplants in 2016. Some of last year’s highlights include: The heart transplant program finished the year as the No. 1 pediatric heart transplant program in the country with 25 transplants. The Read More…