Today’s Discovery: Children and kidney transplantation

Posted at 9:43 AM, Dec 13, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-13 09:48:57-05

Children need a kidney transplant because their kidneys have stopped working or will soon stop. When the kidneys are damaged or diseased and can no longer work, waste builds up in the blood and damages the body.

Two treatment options for kidney disease — dialysis and transplant — are both good choices for children, but in most cases, a successful transplant will allow your child to lead the most normal life possible.

Discover how the pediatric nephrology team at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) provides compassionate, state-of-the-art care to children with kidney disease and improves their quality of life.

Click here for more information about kidney transplantation for children and other pediatric nephrology services at CHoR.


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