Pediatric Transplant Care

Kidney Transplant Patient Guide & Resources

Discover how the University Health transplant care team can help make your child’s transplant journey less stressful for your family.

Pediatric Kidney Transplant Patient Guide

Learn about your child’s kidney transplant journey at University Health in A Patient’s Guide to Pediatric Kidney Transplant. Find the Spanish translation here.

Patient and Family Resources

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Transplant Social Worker

Depend on your transplant social worker to support your family before and after a transplant. Social services include:

  • Completing forms and letters
  • Reducing stress and adjusting after transplant recovery
  • Finding medication assistance programs
  • Getting funding for healthcare expenses
  • Understanding your insurance benefits information
  • Accessing services in your community
  • Locating lodging near the hospital if you’re from out of town
  • Obtaining medical equipment and supplies
  • Planning transportation to medical appointments

Spiritual Services

Chaplains at University Health can provide spiritual, emotional and religious guidance. Our Peveto Center for Pastoral Care is a quiet, welcoming place for people of all faiths and denominations. Call 210-358-4000 for services.

Support Groups

Connect with other parents, families and kidney transplant patients for emotional support. Contact your transplant social worker at 210-567-5777 to find a support group or go to our social media pages:

Transplant Patient Endowment Fund

If you need financial help during the transplant process, ask your transplant social worker about the University Health Foundation Transplant Endowment Fund.

Online Patient Resources

Look up online resources to learn more about kidney disease and organ transplant.

Kidney-Related Organizations

American Kidney Fund

National Kidney Foundation

Texas Kidney Foundation

Transplant Information and Organizations

Pediatric Organ Donation (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients

Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA)

Transplants for Children (San Antonio-based nonprofit organization)

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
UNOS Transplant Living (for patients)

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