Gift of Hope Transplant Center

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

When giving a gift as precious as an organ or tissue donation, there is concern that the utmost care is being provided during transplantation. Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network is the federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization that coordinates organ and tissue donation services for donor families in the northern three-quarters of Illinois and Northwest Indiana. Gift of Hope is proud to have partnered with some of the top hospitals in the area including Lurie Children’s Hospital, a transplant hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

Over a century of caring for children

Founded as an eight-bed hospital for children in 1882, Lurie Children’s Hospital has grown to become one of the country’s top children’s health care providers. With a mission of providing the best possible care for children and their families, Lurie Children’s Hospital coordinates the donation and provides transplants of kidneys, hearts, livers, and intestines for its patients. Some of the outstanding features of this hospital include:

  • The highest quality medical care is given to more than 220,000 children at Lurie Children’s Hospital each year. In 2019, the hospital treated children from 48 states and 49 countries.

  • The hospital staff includes more than 1,665 physicians and allied health professionals in 70 pediatric specialties.

  • Lurie Children’s continues to be the top-ranked children’s hospital in Illinois and the only children’s hospital in the state to rank in all 10 specialties by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Lurie Children’s was named a Level I pediatric surgery center by the American College of Surgeons for the third time, becoming the first children’s hospital in Illinois to earn this status.

An effective partnership

Gift of Hope and Lurie Children’s Hospital work together to provide life-saving transplants for children. As a not-for-profit organ procurement organization that coordinates organ and tissue donation in Illinois and Northwest Indiana, Gift of Hope depends on high-quality hospitals such as Lurie Children’s Hospital to help carry out its mission.

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