The Network Project

TransplantChild Representative Members -  European Reference Networks launch Conference, held in Vilnius on March 9-10th 2017

Paediatric transplantation (PT), both solid organ (SOT) and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), is the only curative procedure for several end stage rare diseases. Advances in paediatric surgical procedures allow transplantation of virtually all organs and short term success is achieved, among other factors, due to the efficacy of current immunosuppresive regimens.

Transplanted individuals shift their primary disease to a chronic condition of immunosuppression to avoid rejection, requiring a proper monitoring and handling of post-transplant complications.

ERN TransplantChild aims to to increase life expectancy and quality of life of paediatric patients requiring a SOT or HSCT and their families by consolidating and interchanging knowledge and expertise scattered across countries. This will result in: