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Pediatric Transplants

Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., is home to the only pediatric transplant program in the western half of North Carolina. Our pediatric transplant team consists of transplant coordinators, surgeons and physicians who provide diagnosis and surgical management for infants, children and adolescents. Levine's pediatric transplant program also offers personal evaluations with medical social workers and collaboration with a transplant pharmacist and dietitians.

Our Pediatric Transplant Services Include:

Why Choose Levine's Pediatric Transplant Program?

  • Levine Children's Hospital is the largest children's hospital between Washington, DC and Atlanta
  • LCH provides one-on-one transplant coordinator and medical social worker evaluations
  • Pediatric transplant services are approved by Medicare and United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
  • Our Child Life Specialists collaborate with medical staff to develop plans for psychological programming consistent with each child's chronic medical condition
  • The pediatric transplant program participates in the Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative and the Transplantation Breakthrough Collaborative
  • LCH has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as being among the top 50 "Best Children's Hospitals" in the nation for pediatric care in the treatment of kidney disorders.

Organ Procurement for Pediatric Transplant

Levine's pediatric transplant program's organ donation goes through LifeShare of the Carolinas, the federally designated Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) for the Charlotte region. It partners with Carolinas Medical Center to provide deceased donor organs to patients awaiting transplantation.

LifeShare is a member of the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN), which also works closely with the United Network for Organ Sharing, which maintains the national computerized waiting list for potential transplant recipients and matches all deceased donors to the appropriate recipient.

The transplant surgeon, surgical critical care physician and LifeShare's recovery coordinator aggressively manage the deceased donors. As a result waiting times are shorter at Carolinas Medical Center than the national average for each of the organ specific programs.

Learn more about Pediatric Transplantation at Levine Children's Hospital.

Find more information about each of our pediatric transplant specialties anytime or by calling 704-381-2100.

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