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Boston Children's has launched the world's 1st program dedicated to offering hand transplants to children who qualify.
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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
Boston Children's Hospital is home to the world’s largest research program at a pediatric institution, and we’re known for pioneering new treatments. We also have a great number of partnerships with top research, biotech and health care organizations. Several years ago, Children’s Hospital Boston partnered with the Brigham and Woman’s Hospital to form the Transplantation Research Center (TRC).This merging of resources:
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.
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 to your child’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.
Elliott Cleckler was born with long-gap esophageal atresia – a serious condition that is notoriously difficult to treat. In this short video series, his parents, Jay and Heather, share their story.
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.”