Pediatric Kidney Transplant
Collaborative Family-Centred Care
Transplant Manitoba-Pediatric Kidney Program takes a holistic approach to pediatric patients with end-stage renal disease, with an emphasis on family-centered care. Comprehensive pre- and post-transplant care is provided by a team of experienced specialists.
Leadership in pediatric kidney transplantation
To provide state of the art, comprehensive, family-centered care to children and families requiring a kidney transplant at Children’s Hospital, Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg.
We are a group of transplant professionals dedicated to leading, advancing, and advocating for patient care, research and education to improve kidney transplantation for children.
In all aspects of care delivery from pre-transplant assessment to transplant, post transplant care and transition to the Adult Transplant Service. We promote excellence in patient outcomes for transplant in the Pediatric Kidney Program.
In program development, research and care provision in pediatric kidney transplantation.
To children and their families, the Pediatric Kidney Program, and the global transplant community for the care we promote and deliver.
For individual choice, family decisions, cultural values, and team involvement in all communications, interactions and processes.
In transplant assessment processes, care provided during and after transplant, educational materials and communications.
With children, families and other professionals in a timely and respectful manner to ensure accuracy, involvement and understanding.
Acting on the highest standards of ethical practice in all aspects of individual and organizational functioning.
With children, families and other professionals in a timely and respectful manner to ensure quality care.
In basic science, clinical and social science research to improve the understanding of outcomes related to pediatric kidney transplantation and the care provided to children and families requiring kidney transplant.
From Bench to Bedside
Transplant Manitoba-Pediatric Kidney Program serves the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, North Western Ontario and Nunavut. Our program is recognized both nationally and internationally for its innovative clinical research. Cutting-edge research sets the standard for advances in the clinical care of transplanted children. Our unique innovations include:
- Pediatric Protocol Biopsy and Follow-Up Biopsy Programs for the early detection of subclinical (aka "silent") rejection.
- Quantitative image analysis to monitor the progression of chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN) (aka "scarring"), the leading cause of long-term graft loss in children.
- Non-invasive biomarkers of rejection using urine nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).
- Clincal trials aimed at the modulation of CAN.
- Is a kidney transplant right for me?
- There’s lots to do before getting a kidney. Be prepared.
- What do all those words mean? This handy guide can help!
- Learn what you need to know about being on the wait list.
- What happens when I am called for a living donor or deceased donor kidney transplant?
- Are you ready for eCAP testing?
- Sick days are one of the most challenging tasks in caring for your kidney transplant. View guidelines for SICK Day Management to stay hydrated.
- Adherence is key to keeping your kidney healthy. Use these steps to stick to your health care plan after transplant.
- If you plan to write to your donor family, here are some writing tips.
Medicine fact sheets
- Support your kidney health and learn how adherence helps.
- Practice good dental care. Your mouth and teeth are also part of kidney health.
- Stay hydrated and learn why fluids are important to keep your transplant healthy.
- Diets change after transplant. Practice healthy eating for life.
- Rejection is preventable.
- Transplant care includes skin care.
- Protect yourself and learn about common infections after transplant.
- What is important to know about sexuality after transplant?
- Fill your glass with fresh ideas on what to drink.
- Summer is coming! Tips for enjoying the outdoors.
- Learn how to protect yourself from ticks during tick season.
- Healthy living tips to avoid infections.
- My transplant journey colouring book (pre-school age)
- My transplant journey colouring and activity book (school age)
Health Care Transition
- Introduction to Transition for Youth
- Introduction to Transition for Parents
- Introduction to Adult Renal Transplant Program
Links for healthcare professionals
- International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA)
- Resources to faciliate learning regarding healthy kidneys