When a child has a serious heart dysfunction and no other lifesaving therapies are available, a heart transplant may be the only option. A heart transplant is an operation in which a diseased heart is replaced with a healthy heart received from a donor.
If your child’s kidneys have stopped or will soon stop working, a transplant may be the only treatment option. The kidneys function to filter waste and fluids in the body. If they do not function properly, those wastes and fluids can accumulate and cause severe damage.