Pediatric Trauma

The #1 Killer of Children 
Serious injury kills nearly 10,000 children14 in America each year and many more survive with some form of a disability. The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma is working to save children's lives and help them recover quickly through research, education and awareness.

Annual childhood deaths for children 18 and under:

  • 599 from heart disease
  • 952 from birth defects
  • 1,700 from cancer
  • 9,523 from trauma

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