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 lung transplant program tied with St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s for the No. 1 pediatric lung transplant program in the country spot with 8 transplants.
- The kidney transplant program ended the year as the No. 2 pediatric kidney transplant program in the country, experiencing its highest volume since the program’s inception in 1988 with 32 transplants.
- The liver transplant program performed 21 transplants and the liver and lung programs teamed up to complete a liver/lung transplant.
Dr. John Goss, medical director of Transplant Services, said Texas Children’s Transplant Services continues to earn its reputation as one of the best pediatric transplant programs in the country.
“I believe our success is a testimony to the skill and commitment of our multidisciplinary team, which offers an interdisciplinary approach to all aspects of the transplant process, from initial referral to hospitalization and outpatient management,” Goss said. “We also work closely with patients, families and referring physicians to help make the evaluation process as convenient and efficient as possible.”
Goss added that the success of Texas Children’s transplant program would not be possible without the gifts from our selfless donors and their families.
“They are the ones responsible for providing our patients with a second chance at life,” he said. “We are forever grateful for their unwavering kindness.”
To learn more about Texas Children’s Transplant Services, click here.