Cardiac Transplant Program
The heart transplant program at SickKids began in 1990. Since 1996, SickKids has been performing 16-20 transplants every year, maintaining a cardiac centre that is one of the busiest in the world. The innovative approach of ABO-incompatible heart transplantation for infants, started at SickKids in 1996, has also vastly improved the problem of organ donor crisis for infants.
By the spring of 2004, a total of 148 transplants had been performed, in children from Canada, USA and Japan. Post-transplant care continues to be provided by a multi-disciplinary team of paediatric transplant cardiologists, transplant nursing specialists, social workers, dietitians, occupational and physical therapists, pharmacists, doctors of adolescent medicine and psychologists.
See the history section for more information.
See Also :
The Transplant Centre