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The Transplantation Research Program at Boston Children’s Hospital provides a rich environment for collaboration of scientists and physicians, ensuring that our patients have access to the most up-to-date treatments and strategies available.
Scientists in our Kidney Transplant Program are leaders in pediatric kidney transplant research, and their goal is to bring their innovations to your child’s bedside as quickly as possible. We also have a great number of partnerships with top research, biotech and health care organizations.
Since 1994, we have participated in every NIH-sponsored pediatric kidney transplant research study – more than any other program in the nation. The results of these studies have led to significant improvements in children’s post-transplant treatment options, including the development of steroid-free protocols that may allow her to avoid such undesirable side effects as obesity, diabetes and heart and liver disease.
One of our current goals is to make your child’s post-transplant life easier by reducing the number of immunosuppressive medications she must take to just one. This will not only further minimize any side effects she might experience, but it also makes the regimen easier to follow.
A trial that requires children to take only one chronic immunosuppressive medication after their kidney transplant
A study designed to learn why some children, particularly adolescents, may not take their medications as prescribed, and what we can do to help them
A study that determines whether:
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.”