At Children's of Alabama, we have a rich history in the field of pediatric solid organ transplantation in conjunction with The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). For decades children received pre and post transplant care at Children's, with the actual transplantation performed at UAB. We are now happy to announce the opening of the Pediatric Transplant Center at Children's of Alabama, located in the new Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children.
This fulfills a long-time vision to house the full complement of pediatric transplant and related services under one roof for the benefit of children in Alabama and the region. Our transplant team is multidisciplinary and includes transplant surgeons, hepatologists, nephrologists, gastroenterologists, anesthesiologists, physician assistants, transplant RN coordinators, and nurses. In addition, an entire team of support disciplines, including pharmacists, nutritionists, social workers, child life specialists, physical and occupational therapists, and chaplains, provide unparalleled care for our patients.
Children's is specifically focused on enhancing the patient-centered care that is essential to the well-being of these very sick children. We recognize the needs of each patient and family as unique and the transplant journey can be extremely stressful. By providing private patient rooms, dedicated operating suites and play therapy rooms we put the patient and family at the center of the care team and bring the finest in medicine, technology, and compassion to each child.
The consolidation of pediatric transplant services under one roof eliminates some of the stressors of hospitalization and treatment, by providing immediate access to their needs in a child-friendly environment. This also allows the physicians and transplant team to provide the best possible care to the children who come to us for this life-saving surgery and treatment.
Pediatric Transplant Center at Children's of Alabama
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
The Solid Organ Transplant Office