Nottingham Children’s Hospital is one of 10 paediatric renal transplant units in the UK.  Average numbers of transplants carried out per year are around 15 though this has increased up to 22 in recent years.  We try to carry out pre-emptive transplantation where possible. 

The number of children with functioning transplants followed up in clinic is currently around 80.  The transplant service is supported by a transplant clinical nurse specialist responsible for peri-operative and post transplant care and a paediatric renal nurse responsible mainly for pre-transplant work-up.

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We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to DC Training and Development Services Ltd for their amazing donation again which will go a long way to offsetting the costs for families going to Glasgow.

Preparations are well underway for the Transplant Games in 2017.  They will be held in Glasgow between 27-30 July and our team "Kinder Crew" are all looking forward to participating.

Organised by Transplant Sport and MLS Contracts Ltd, the UK Transplant Games are staged annually in different cities around the UK. The event is not only a celebration of life, but a chance for people aged between four and eighty years, who have had transplant to compete in a wide range of sporting activities and most of all, have fun. Thus the aim of the Games is to encourage transplant patients to live life to the full by engaging in sport, exercise and social interaction. Additionally to promote friendship and co-operation between individuals concerned with transplantation, whilst increasing public awareness of the value of organ donation. 

You can read more about the Transplant Games on the Transplant Sport website.

Transplant Sport organise a range of activities for children with transplants through the year, many of them free!  You can see the latest list of activities here.  

Each year we try to hold an information day for children and their families who are approaching the need for a kidney transplant.  This is an opportunity to meet different members of the transplant team and to learn about the different options for transplantation.  There are also opportunities to meet other families who have already been on their own transplant journey and hear their stories.

Presentations from the 2014 transplant information day can be accessed below:

Introduction to transplantation

Work-up and preparation for transplantation

Living kidney donation

Laura's story

Nine children and young people took part in this year's British Transplant Games in Gateshead-Newcastle. We had an amazing team! All tried their best and made us so proud of them. We got a best-ever total of 23 medals: 10 Gold, 5 silver and 8 bronze.  Well done to Declan, Saskia, Harry, Alex, Matilda, Charlie, Isla, Nicole and Emily.  See some of the pictures from the Games below.  Double-click on the gallery to see the photos at their best. 

A big thanks goes again to Kate Frost, the Team Manager but also to Cian Lenihan and Ben Healey who went as volunteers to support Kim managing the team at the event. 

Nottingham Children's fielded its biggest team ever with 9 children and young people taking part, bring back a record number of gold, silver and bronze medals.  

We are extremely proud of all our athletes!  Special mention should go to Declan Bennett who, with a tally of 6 gold and 1 silver medal, won the award for best overall child perfomer.  Well done Declan! 

A huge thanks goes to Kate Frost who so successfully managed the team this year.  

You can read more about this year's Games here.  

See the Transplant Games 2014 photo gallery below to see the athletes we're all so proud of in action! 

If you are inspired, then put next year's date in your diary now - Thursday 30th July to Sunday 2nd August in Newcastle.