The University of Michigan Kidney Desensitization Program is able to perform kidney transplants in patients who otherwise might be left with no options due to high amounts of antibodies circulating in their blood. By performing a special blood test to determine the level of these antibodies, desensitization can remove them using medications and a process similar to dialysis, improving the chances that a donated kidney will not be rejected by the recipients body.
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The University of Michigan Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program is the most experienced program within the state of Michigan, with particular expertise in the transplantation of children under the age of 2, performing more than 500 kidney transplants since the program's beginning in1964, and reporting organ rejection and patient survival rates that rank among the world's best.
The liver doctors (hepatologists) of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital are specially trained in the diagnosis and management of all types of childhood liver disease, including liver tumors and the care of children and adolescents before and after liver transplantation.
The Pediatric Liver Transplant Program at the University of Michigan is part of the first and largest liver transplant program in the state, and one of the original transplant centers in the country performing 300 pediatric liver transplants since 1986 with a dedicated, multidisciplinary pediatric team, including nutritionists to help children get the calories they need to diminish complications post transplant.