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FINAL_Risk of Disease Transmission From Organ Donors _Patient Info Guide_23June2017_PunV02.pdf
Step 1: Pre-assessment Every potential kidney transplant patient must be carefully assessed. The assessment phase starts when your specialist refers you to the Renal Transplant Program. Step 2: Eligibility In order to be eligible for a kidney transplant, you must be a BC resident with a Personal Care Card Number and be referred by your Nephrologist to the Renal Transplant Program at Vancouver General Hospital or St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver. For both living donors and recipients, a comprehensive profile of your personal, medical and family history will be compiled through the assessment process. You’ll be interviewed by various team members to determine whether transplantation is the best treatment option. You’ll also receive information that will help you decide whether you want to go ahead with the transplant or donation. The routine assessment includes consultation with the members of the transplant team comprised of a nephrologist, transplant surgeon, clinical coordinator, social worker, dietitian and psychologist. If required, appointments will also be arranged with specialists from other disciplines. Transplant and post-op care Following a kidney transplant, you can expect to spend approximately 5 to 7 days on the transplant unit. Following surgery you will be closely monitored for infection and rejection of your new kidney. You’ll also be required to take various medications following your transplant as a preventative measure against commonly occurring infections and rejection. These medications are covered by BC Transplant with your valid BC Care Card Number. For more information on managing your care, please visit our Medications page. For more info on what to expect as a living kindey donor, please visit the Living Donation page. Kidney transplant resources Tab Content 3 Kidney transplants are the most common solid organ transplants performed in BC. To help guide you through both the living donor and deceased donor transplant routes, please refer to t... Read more↗
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