UCSF honors pediatric transplant patients at 15th annual picnic

By Kate Vidinsky

Pediatric Transplant Picnic 2010

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:  Pediatric liver and kidney transplant services at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital are among the oldest children’s transplant services in the United States. Children have received transplanted kidneys at UCSF since 1964 and transplanted livers since 1988. UCSF pediatric specialists and transplant surgeons offer leading edge therapies and care for children with failing organs throughout their lives.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital creates an environment where children and their families find compassionate care at the forefront of scientific discovery, with more than 150 experts in 50 medical specialties serving patients throughout Northern California and beyond. The hospital admits about 5,000 children each year, including 2,000 babies born in the hospital.

For more information, visit http://www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org/.