For our team at Seattle Children's Hospital to decide whether a kidney transplant is right for your child, we must perform a complete check-up, also called a
Your child's evaluation will include:
- Clinic visits with the transplant team
- A review of your child's medical records and history
- A physical exam
- Blood work and diagnostic tests
The pre-transplant evaluation may take place over several days. You may make several visits to the
and other clinics over that time.
After your child's evaluation, the transplant team will
whether a kidney transplant is the best option for your child.
If your family and the transplant team agree that a kidney transplant is the right decision, your child will be put on the waiting list for a kidney, unless a living-donor transplant has been arranged. There are many things you must do and keep in mind while
waiting for a kidney transplant