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Transplant Expectations

The Transplant Process

What to expect as a living donor

Giving a kidney to a family member or friend can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences. All potential living donors must make the first contact with the transplant program.


What to expect for a transplant recipient

Understand the whole process from referral to the hospital stay to aftercare.  We’re here to support and guide you through each step in the process.

  • The Referral 
  • Outreach

The Wait List

Once a recipient is placed on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) wait list, organs are assigned to local patients first, followed by a multi-state region and finally nationally.

What happens during transplant surgery?

Learn what to expect during transplant surgery to ensure your comfort and safety.