Living Donor Recipients must stop eating and drinking by midnight on the night before your operation. Your stomach needs to be empty.
If you are receiving a
living donor kidney transplant, you will be admitted the day before your surgery, to have a final assessment and ensure you are fit for surgery.
For deceased donor kidney transplants, you will have the same assessments done right before the surgery to make sure it is safe to go ahead with the transplant.
One organ and tissue donor can save up to 8 lives and improve life for up to 75 others.