Kidney Transplant Program

The Kidney Transplant Program at Boston Children’s Hospital is the only program in New England entirely focused on pediatric patients. We offer specialized and comprehensive care to children, adolescents and young adults with end-stage renal disease.  

The program is closely integrated with Boston Children’s Division of Nephrology and is part of Boston Children’s Pediatric Transplant Center, which combines the efforts of specialists in heart, lung, liver, intestine and multivisceral and kidney transplantation, where the experience from one transplant program can assist with the outcomes of another. Since the program’s inception in 1971, the team has performed more than 800 kidney transplants.

Ayden and Aubrey - kidney transplant recipients

Pediatric focus

The conditions leading to transplant in children are typically different than those leading to transplant in adults. Together, we bring pediatric expertise to the diagnosis and treatment of every condition resulting in end-stage renal disease in children and use this expertise to avoid or delay transplant when possible. When kidney transplantation is the best option, we will ensure your child is in the best possible health for a successful transplant.