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If it seems like an intestinal transplant might be the best option for your child, we’ll ask you to come to the hospital for an informational visit. Your family will meet our team, and you’ll be invited to ask questions and share any concerns you may have. We encourage you to bring family members to this meeting.
If you and the transplant team agree that a transplant is the best option, your child will be scheduled for an evaluation, which is usually completed over the course of two to three days. This may sound like a lot, but it’s necessary, so that we can:
Since a transplant is a complex procedure that involves many medical specialties, your family will meet Boston Children’s experts from a number of different areas, including:
What tests are used during the evaluation?
Your child’s specialists will order different tests to rule out infections and see how well your child’s organs are functioning. These types of tests may include:
After these consultations and tests, our transplant team will meet as a group to determine whether your child is a good candidate for a transplant. Our multidisciplinary approach to care ensures that your child’s case will be given thoughtful discussion of every treatment possibility.
If your child is a transplant candidate, we’ll make sure your family is fully educated about the risks and benefits, and your child will be placed on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) waiting list.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”