Children’s Hospital approved for organ transplants

Children’s Hospital approved for organ transplants

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Children's of Alabama says the United Network for Organ Sharing has approved heart, liver and kidney transplant for pediatric patients at the new Benjamin Russell Hospital for children.

Patients needed organ transplants at Children's used to be transported to UAB Hospital for surgery before being taken back to Children's for post-op care. With this approval, Children's Hospital can offer the services all under one roof at the new $400 million facility.

"Moving pediatric transplant surgery to our campus is the culmination of years of careful planning and preparation. As an organization, we are excited to be able to offer this level of care to the youngsters who need such lifesaving procedures and we're proud to say that Children's is now truly one of the nation's leading comprehensive pediatric medical centers," said Mike Warren, CEO.

Children's gained the approval by meeting criteria that ensures that the required facilities, training, personnel and support services are available to patients.

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