European benchmark in paediatric transplantation
TransplantChild, European Reference Network in Pediatric Transplantation, coordinated by the Hospital Universitario La Paz
The Hospital Universitario La Paz is in charge of coordinating the European Reference Network for Paediatric Transplantation
The Hospital Universitario La Paz coordinates TransplantChild, the European Reference Network in Paediatric Transplantation, thus leading the only European Reference Network coordinated by Spain.
The TransplantChild Network is coordinated by Dr. Paloma Jara and it is comprised of 18 hospitals in 11 countries: Germany, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Sweden, as well as Spain.
This network works in the field of paediatric solid organ transplantation and hematopoietic stem cell transplants, by applying a cross-cutting patient-centric approach. It addresses the entire transplant process: pre-transplant, transplant, and post-transplant and focuses on issues that are critical to the child, such as dealing with a chronic condition and preventing secondary diseases associated to the transplant. It is staffed by highly-qualified multidisciplinary teams that are strongly committed to improving the quality of life of the patients and their families, as well as to research and the dissemination of knowledge.