Most often, your child's pre transplant evaluation will take place in an outpatient clinic of the hospital. This evaluation varies in time, ranging from a few days to a few weeks, and includes visits with the transplant core team and consultative services, as necessary.
In some cases, your Children’s Health℠ evaluation may be urgent and the pre transplant evaluation may occur during hospital stay. The evaluation may include procedures to be completed in other areas of the hospital including but not limited to laboratory, radiology, urology, ophthalmology, dental clinic.
Our staff will contact you and provide more information as time nears for your child's evaluation.
Once your child has received a transplant, care will be continued through the clinic with the same team that worked with your child and family during evaluation. Post transplant care will include frequent clinic and lab visits to the hospital.
Your child's transplant surgery will include an inpatient stay in the hospital, and parents are encouraged to stay with their children while they are hospitalized.
Hotels are located nearby for other family members. Our Social Services department offers a reservation service known as "Suite Dreams" to help families with medical needs receive discounted rates on local hotels. For Suite Dream assistance, call 1-800-955-ROOM. The Social Services department can also make referrals to the Ronald McDonald House for families of patients.
Specific items to bring during your inpatient stay should be discussed with your transplant coordinator prior to admission. Examples of items include:
Child life specialists at Children's Health can help you prepare your child for their stay.
Remember, our child life staff is here to help. If you need more information or would like to speak with the child life specialist dedicated to transplantation, please contact 214-456-8600.