Children's Mercy to create new transplant center

KCTV | By Donovan Pimentel

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Children's Mercy Hospital will become a go-to facility for pediatric organ transplants after their Thursday announcement about the creation of a new transplant center.

For more than 10 years they have been performing liver and kidney transplants. Within the last few months, they've added hearts transplants to that list.

Now, with the help of a significant donation, they can combine their efforts into a single, organized program.

The process from being told you need a transplant, to the wait for an organ, to the actual surgery and beyond is obviously emotional, complicated, and from the doctor’s viewpoint, highly regulated.

Now, the Executive Medical Director at Children's Mercy Dr. Charles Roberts is proud to bring all aspects of that long process under one logical roof. Continue reading