Transplant Center

Patient Stories

Charlotte’s Journey to Transplant

Young girl resting on folded handsAfter a trying yearlong wait, 2-year-old Charlotte received a lifesaving liver transplant. Read the full story.

Alaska Baby Who Received Life-Saving Heart Transplant Goes Home

Baby Lincoln smilingSerious birth defects meant Lincoln needed a new heart. He got one after only 3 months on the wait list, half the national average. Read the full story.

Baby’s Path to Lifesaving Transplant Sheds Light on Disparities in Pediatric Organ Donation

Raylee RoweDr. Evelyn Hsu is helping to shine a light on the problems with the current point system that determines the priority for who receives an organ. Read the full story.  

Family Travels Across Country for Liver Transplant to Treat Rare Disease

Trevor looking very happy while swimmingAnnette Cole share’s her son Trevor’s life-changing diagnosis of maple syrup urine disease. Read the full story.

Life-Saving Transplant Inspires One Family to Give Back

boy and his dogIn recognition of Donate Life Month, we share the story of how a life-altering diagnosis put the Kaczmarek family on a philanthropic journey to help others in need. Read the full story.

McKinley Gives Hope to Others With Kidney Disease

McKinley with her sledRead how a prenatal diagnosis and expert care at Seattle Children’s has helped McKinley Miller thrive, despite being born with just one diseased kidney. Read the full story.  

Mom Donates a Kidney to a Stranger to Save Her Son As Part of a Life-Saving Kidney Chain

Nigel Dalton and his momWhen Nigel’s mother offered to donate a kidney to him but she was not a match, the National Kidney Registry set up a paired exchange. Read the full story.

Mother Donates Kidney to Save Her Daughter's Life, Advocates for Donor Awareness

RaegenFrancisca Allard always knew she would be a match for her daughter, Raegen, who needed a kidney transplant. Read the full story.  

Mother Donates a Piece of Her Liver to Save Her Baby

Olivia after transplantRead how Olivia’s mother donated a piece of her liver to save her baby with a living-donor transplant. Read the full story

Special Forces of Life Strengthen Bond Between Hudson and His Uncle Trevor

Hudson and Uncle TrevorHudson received a portion of his uncle’s liver as part of a living donor liver transplant. Read their story.

The Ultimate Act of “Paying It Forward”: A Mom’s Lifesaving Mission

Kaden HollisA liver transplant transformed Cindi’s fragile son into the picture of strength and inspired her to donate a kidney to a co-worker’s wife. Read the full story.