For the past decade, children in Upstate New York who needed a pediatric liver transplant didn’t have any local options. With no nearby providers, this meant long car trips or plane rides to New York City or centers in other states to get the care they needed — not only for the surgery itself, but also for the majority of the required follow-up visits and treatment.

For the past decade, children in Upstate New York who needed a pediatric liver transplant didn’t have any local options. With no nearby providers, this meant long car trips or plane rides to New York City or centers in other states to get the care they needed — not only for the surgery itself, but also for the majority of the required follow-up visits and treatment.