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Transplant Expectations

The Transplant Process


What to expect for 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. Access more information here. 

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. Access more information here. 


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. Access more information here.

What happens during transplant surgery?

Learn what to expect during transplant surgery to ensure your comfort and safety. Access more information here.