Process : You have a genuine willingness to donate.
Follow-up: Call us at call 513-585-2493 or toll free 1-800-527-8919 ext. 52493 to let us know you are interested in donating a kidney to your loved one or friend.
Process: We test your blood to determine if you are compatible.
Follow-up: Basic information about your health status will be requested at this time to determine if you are healthy enough to be tested as a donor. If this initial screening is passed successfully, plans will be made to test your blood.
Process: If you are willing to proceed, arrangements are made for blood testing.
Follow-up: Your transplant nurse or doctor will call you and discuss the results. It may take eight to 10 days to obtain the blood test results.
Process: If you are a suitable donor and if you are willing to proceed, arrangements are made for your medical evaluation.
Follow-up: The transplant office will arrange an appointment at the transplant clinic for your medical evaluation. If you live out of town, the transplant nurse will try to arrange workup at the nearest transplant center or your family doctor's office.
Process: Your completed tests and reports are reviewed by the transplant physicians and nurses.
Follow-up: Any additional testing that is necessary will be arranged by the transplant nurse.
Process: If you are accepted as a living donor, final X-ray and compatibility testing is scheduled.
Follow-up: Your transplant nurse will schedule these tests. The final X-ray is called a renal angiogram. It is an invasive procedure done as an outpatient, but you will need to spend the day in the hospital. The findings will help the surgeons determine if the kidney can be removed laparoscopically.
Process: If your tests are satisfactory, the transplant is scheduled.
Follow-up: The transplant office will schedule a date with you and the transplant team.
If you would like to talk to someone who has been a living donor, the transplant nurse will be happy to provide a contact person with whom you can discuss the donation process.