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Packard Children’s Hospital leads nation in pediatric organ transplantation

The hospital’s success in 2014 builds on Stanford’s history of innovative surgical techniques as well as methods of increasing the pool of organ donors.

Apr 1 2015





Carlos Esquivel



Newly released 2015 data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network showed that the transplant center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health remains the national leader in pediatric organ transplantation.

The organization, which supports ongoing evaluation of the status of solid organ transplantation in the United States, noted the following achievements for the hospital in 2014:

  1. No. 1 in pediatric organ transplant volume in the United States, with 91 organs transplanted. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital performs liver, kidney, heart and lung transplants, as well as combined-organ transplants in which two organs are given to the same patient in a single surgery.

  2. No. 1 in liver transplant volume in the United States. Also, the liver transplant program’s outcomes exceed the national average, with three-year patient survival rates at 100 percent for the last five data-reporting periods.

  3. No. 1 in kidney transplant volume in the western United States. Also, the kidney transplant program’s outcomes exceed the national average with one- and three-year patient survival rates at 100 percent for the last five data-reporting periods.

  4. No. 1 in heart transplant volume on the West Coast. In addition, the heart transplant team implanted 13 ventricular-assist devices, which help extend the lives of patients until they’re able to receive a donor heart.

Read more via (http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2015/04/packard-childrens-leads-nation-in-pediatric-organ-transplantation.html)

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