Pediatric Transplant Services

Learning your child may need a transplant is difficult. At SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, we offer help – and hope. We provide life-saving treatments and personalized care every step of the way.
The Transplant Team at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital uses a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to caring for children with kidney, liver, heart and bone blood and marrow disorders. Our world-class SLUCare Physician Group specialists bring an immense amount of expertise in the areas of pediatric surgery, pediatric nephrology, pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and pediatric bone marrow transplant. Each one is a necessary component for a successful transplant program.

Heart Transplant

Learning your child needs a heart transplant can be scary, but our team of experts will be by your side the entire way.

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Liver Transplant

We provide a full range of pediatric liver transplant services before, during, and after transplant.

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Kidney Transplant

Our surgeons are experienced in all types of kidney transplant methods, so they can offer the best option for your child.

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Adult Transplant Services

Learn about the pioneering services offered at the Transplant Center at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. ​

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Patient Success Story

When she was just 18 months old, Kaylin received a lifesaving liver donation at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. 

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Types of Transplants We Perform

Since the start of our program 35 years ago, we have performed more than 152 kidney transplants (cadaveric and living), 96 liver transplants, 3 combined kidney/liver transplants, 69 heart transplants and 322 blood or marrow hematopoietic stem cell transplants for children in the St. Louis area and across the country.

At SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, we are members of:

Solid Organ Transplant

  • Pediatric Heart Transplant Study
  • SPLIT: Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation
  • North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Case Study
  • Improving Renal Outcomes Collaborative

Bone Marrow Transplant

  • Children’s Oncology Group
  • Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium
  • Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
  • A founding member of the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium

Transplant Program Highlights

A transplant can be scary, but it may provide the life-changing opportunity for your child to grow. We strive to build a partnership between your family and our team of specialists so your family has the support needed through this journey. Program highlights include:

  • Multidisciplinary team practices in a recently renovated clinic
  • Coordinated visits with healthcare team minimizes patient trips to the hospital
  • Designated Intensive Care Unit for transplant surgical management
  • Hospital’s size and configuration offer easy access to transplant team
  • Assistance with housing and transportation for out-of-town patients and families

For more information or to make a referral for Solid Organ Transplant, call 314-577-5351.

For more information or to make a referral for Blood and Marrow Transplant, call 314-268-4000.

Fighting Organ Donation Myths

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