As patients and families enter the Children’s Carlos and Marguerite Mason Transplant Center, they are greeted by colorful images of butterflies creating a spirited, yet welcoming environment. In the waiting room, an interactive map on the wall allows children to touch and see the beautiful butterflies of the world. Children and families will also enjoy the breathtaking view of the Atlanta skyline. Interactive stations with touch screen monitors throughout the Children’s Mason Transplant Center help educate children on the human body and different species of butterflies.
In addition to the medical areas, the Center includes:
- A parent lounge
- A teen lounge
- A family library
- A playroom
- A parent business center with phones, fax machines and computers
- Family consult and conference rooms
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Comfort for Pediatric Transplant Patients
The Children’s Mason Transplant Center was designed with children in mind. The furniture and equipment to care for patients come in many sizes to meet the needs of an infant, child or teenager. The staff at Children’s firmly believes in providing space for its multidisciplinary teams to care for patients and to give room for families to relax, interact and learn with each other.
Doctors and staff at Children’s have special training in treating young, growing bodies, and in the physiological and psychological differences between children and adults. The Children’s Mason Transplant Center is a place for transplant patients and their families to feel welcome and comfortable.
Transplant Step Down Unit
The Transplant Step Down Unit (TSU) has 14 private rooms, one of which is reverse isolation. The TSU provides comprehensive care to:
- Children waiting to be transplanted due to chronic or acute liver failure
- Children who have undergone a kasai procedure
- Children who have received a liver transplant
- Children who are readmitted with complications related to their liver transplant
- Children with liver disease
- Children with acute and chronic renal failure
- Children who require peritoneal dialysis
- Children on hemodialysis with complications such as line infections
- Children who have received a kidney (before and after transplantation)
- Children who are readmitted with complications related to their kidney transplant
The TSU staff includes three nurses and one patient care technician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, when the unit is at full capacity.