A Gift of Life: Lifesaving Kidney Transplants for Children
Today, our surgeons and specialists are the only specialists in the region offering lifesaving kidney transplants for children at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Kidneys are an essential organ in managing your body's waste disposal. But that's not all they do. They also regulate your blood pressure and help produce red blood cells, which are important to healthy circulation.
When the kidneys are damaged or become infected, they may stop working. If the kidneys stop working altogether, dialysis or a transplant is necessary.
About Pediatric Kidney Transplants
A kidney transplant is an operation to replace a failed kidney with a normally functioning kidney. The kidney may come from a deceased organ donor or a live donor who may be related or nonrelated.
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Chintalapati Varma, MD, Director, Transplantaiton Surgery, discusses kidney function and the implications of kidney disease in children.