Pediatric Heart, Liver, and Kidney Transplant - Levine Children's Hospital > Charlotte, NC
Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC, is home to the only pediatric transplant program in the western half of North Carolina. Our pediatric transplant team consists of certified clinical pediatric transplant coordinators and dedicated transplant surgeons and physicians who together provide comprehensive diagnosis and medical/surgical management for infants, children and adolescents undergoing pediatric transplantation. Levine's pediatric transplant program also offers personal evaluations with medical social workers and collaboration with a transplant pharmacist and dieticians.
Pediatric Transplantation Services at Levine
Transplantation is defined as the transfer of organs, tissues, or cells from one person to another or from one area of the body to another, in order to replace a diseased structure and to restore function.
Our pediatric transplant services include:
Organ Procurement for Pediatric Transplant
Levine's Pediatric Transplant program organ donation through LifeShare of the Carolinas, the federally designated Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) for the Charlotte region. Partnering with Carolinas Medical Center to provide deceased donor organs to patients awaiting transplantation, LifeShare is a member of the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN). The organization also works closely with the United Network for Organ Sharing, which maintains the national computerized waiting list for potential transplant recipients and matches all deceased donors to the appropriate recipient.
Following the collaborative best practice model, the transplant surgeon, surgical critical care physician and LifeShare's recovery coordinator aggressively manage the deceased donors, resulting in a decrease in cold ischemic time, an increase in organ quality and the number of organs recovered per donor. As a result waiting times are shorter at Carolinas Medical Center than the national average for each of the organ specific programs.
Why Choose Levine's Pediatric Transplant Program?
Learn More About Pediatric Transplantation at Levine
Find more information about each of our pediatric transplant specialties anytime on this site or by calling 704-381-2000.