Organ Transplants: What Every Kid Needs to Know


Organ Transplants: What Every Kid Needs to Know


This booklet was created to help children and their families feel more at ease with the organ transplantation process by providing general information in an understandable format.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • What is an organ?
  • What do organs do?
  • Where do organs come from?
  • Your transplant team
  • Questions you may have
  • When it is your turn to receive a new organ
  • When you go home
  • If you’ve had to miss school, you may be nervous about going back
  • When you have had a transplant


United Network for Organ Sharing

Funding Sources:

United Network for Organ Sharing


Release Date: 2004
Review Date: 2009
Recent Summary: December 2011
Original Summary: April 2006
Last Updated: 12/07/11

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