AdventHealth Transplant Institute’s pediatric kidney and liver programs gain approval under new UNOS process

Fla., AdventHealth Transplant Institute, based at AdventHealth Orlando, has been named the only hospital in Central Florida, and one of only two hospitals in the state, certified to perform both kidney and liver transplants on pediatric patients – as designated by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Membership and Professional Standards Committee.

This designation is part of a new process through United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to ensure hospitals meet the necessary criteria to safely and efficiently perform transplants on children. Under this process, patients under 18 can only receive an organ transplant at a facility that has an approved pediatric component. The designation means the AdventHealth Transplant Institute can continue to provide world-class care to children in need of organ transplants.

UNOS is a non-profit organization that manages the nation’s organ transplant system under contract with the federal government. The organization is responsible for the national transplant waiting list and matching donors to recipients. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) operates under UNOS and oversees organ allocation, ensures quality standards for membership, and establishes data submission requirements.

To learn more about AdventHealth’s pediatric liver and kidney programs, click here.