Over 1000 Transplants. Over 1000 new lives

Vall d'Hebron is a pioneer in Spain in terms of paediatric transplants and is the only centre in Catalonia that carries out all kinds of transplants in children: Heart, kidney, liver, lung, intestinal and bone marrow.

We began our activity in 1981 with the first child kidney transplant in Catalonia. Four years later (1985), the paediatric liver transplant program was launched and, later, infant pulmonary transplant programmes (1998) and cardiac transplantation (2006) would arrive. The four programmes, unique in Catalonia and leaders in the Spain.

After forty-one years of activity, Vall d'Hebron has carried out 1000 paediatric transplants, thus giving 1000 new lives to children and adolescents.

The protagonists of the 1000 paediatric transplants

Transplanted patients meet with Vall d'Hebron Hospital teams who have been able to offer them a second chance at life. Many of the protagonists are seeing each-other after many years and others are meeting for the first time.

Reference centre

Vall d'Hebron is the only hospital in Catalonia that has the five paediatric transplant programs and is credited as a reference centre in kidney, liver, heart, lung and hematopoietic progenitor transplantation.

The complexity of the process requires continuous and exhaustive evaluation of each and every phase to detect and correct the possible deficiencies, which cannot be done without the collaboration of all the professionals involved.

How many have we done annually?

We are a multidisciplinary team that will accompany you throughout all phases of the transplant process, and our results in numbers and survival rate speak to the expertise of over 40 years of activity.

Through the important process and development that we have experienced in the different transplant programmes, we know that they are a long-haul, where our goal is your health and your quality of life. With the experience of the Hospital, and the active role of the patient, we know that it can be done.


Catalan Transplant Organisation

OCATT [Organització Catalana de Transplantament] is the organisation responsible for planning, organising and coordinating activities related to the extraction, preservation, distribution, transplant and exchange of organs and tissues for therapeutic purposes in Catalonia.

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