When your child needs a liver transplant, it can affect all aspects of your family’s life. Your child will need liver disease care until a transplant takes place. After transplantation, your child will need ongoing monitoring to ensure their body accepts the donor liver and the organ continues to work as it should.
At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, your family will benefit from a range of supportive resources. Our experts will help your family navigate all aspects of your child’s liver transplant journey, so you never feel unsure or alone.
Support for Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients and Their Families
We know the liver transplant process can be difficult to understand and navigate. We offer comprehensive services to support your family during this challenging time.
Transplant nurse coordinators
Transplant nurse coordinators in our Liver Transplant Program will guide your family through each step of the transplant process. Your family will receive continued support from diagnosis to transplant to post-transplant recovery.
Child Life Program
Our Child Life specialists use child-friendly terms to help your child understand their diagnosis and what to expect before, during and after a liver transplant. These experts also help your child develop coping strategies to manage stressful medical situations. Our team’s goal is to support your child’s social and emotional needs during what can be an overwhelming time. Learn more about our Child Life Program.
Liver disease care, liver transplant surgery and post-transplant medications can be costly—even with health insurance. Our financial services team will work with your family to ensure your child has affordable access to our world-class care. We can connect your family with the appropriate resources to ease the stress of this financial burden. Find out how to get financial assistance.
You have access to pharmacists who specialize in transplant medications. Our experts look out for drug interactions and side effects. They can also help if your child has issues swallowing or taking medications.
Mental health services
Our psychologists specialize in helping children and families cope with the stress of organ transplantation.
Our registered dietitians will help your family make dietary changes that support liver function. These experts ensure your child gets the nutrients they need to stay strong before and after a liver transplant. Learn more about clinical nutrition services.
Social Work Program
Our team of experienced social workers ensures your family has all you need during the transplant process. These experts have specific training to help your family cope with the stress of a long-term condition and can connect you or your child with appropriate resources, including mental health services.
When possible, our social workers can put you in touch with another family whose child has gone through a liver transplant process. Connecting with others who share the same concerns and challenges may help you and your child cope. Discover our Social Work Program.
Support for children with liver cancer
Children who have liver cancer may benefit from participating in our programs for survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer. Our various programs provide comprehensive clinical care and ongoing support for survivors of all types of childhood cancers. Learn more about our Survivorship and Supportive Care Program.
Liver Transplant Care at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Our expert surgeons perform all types of pediatric liver transplants. Learn more about the leading-edge care our Liver Transplant Program provides.
The Liver Transplant Program at CHLA welcomes new patients, referrals and second opinions. Please contact us to make an appointment.