Kidney transplants

About us

Our unit was this country’s first established children’s kidney programme, pioneering children’s transplantation in 1968 and continuing to do so since then.  

There are currently less than 700 children living with a transplant in the UK. 90 of these children receive follow-up care at Evelina London.

We strive to provide high quality evidence based care. Our results are comparable to both national and international data and can be viewed on the NHS blood and transplant website.

Our team

We are a consultant led team, supported by a transplant clinical nurse specialist and other professionals (please see our kidney team page for details). We have strong links with our adult kidney colleagues at Guy’s Hospital.

Live donor transplant programme

We have an active live donor transplant programme, in collaboration with our colleagues at Guy’s Hospital. Currently 70% of our transplants are from live donors.

Pre-emptive transplantation

We aim for pre-emptive transplantation (without prior dialysis) where possible, and achieve this for around 50% of our patients. We introduced our incompatible transplant programme in 2011.

Delivering services across different centres

We are responsible for transplant services for Southampton Children’s renal unit. We also provide transplant services to other national and international centres as needed.

Our transplant highlights


Join the Organ Donor Register

To find out more about organ donation and sign up to the Organ Donor Register, visit the NHS Blood and Transplant website.