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Children & Teens

The pediatric transplantation committee works to develop evidence-based policies aimed at fostering pediatric candidate access to transplantation and good outcomes for patients involved in pediatric transplantation. The committee works with other committees to ensure that the needs of younger transplant candidates and recipients are addressed.

Facts & Trends 

While the majority of deceased organ donors were younger than age 50, the trend of adolescent donors (age 11 to 17) has markedly decreased over the past 20 years. There were 410 deceased donors between 11 and 17 in 2013, down from a peak of 706 in 1995.

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Executive committee approves discretionary listing of pediatric lung transplant candidates (2014)

Board extends pediatric heart transplant policy (2006)

Board approves policies to benefit children who need livers, kidneys (2004)