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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Your follow-up appointments

After you leave the hospital, your living donor coordinator will give you weekly phone call to make sure your recovery is going well.​

Your first appointment

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​When
About 1 month after your operation​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Where
Ambulatory Transplant Clinic
Toronto General Hospital​
Peter Munk Building – 12 th ​F​loor
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Please check your appointment card for location.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What to Expect
You will be asked to have a blood test before you come to your appointment. You will meet with your surgeon to determine how your incision is healing and how well you are recovering.

 

Your second appointment​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​When
3 months after your surgery, you will see your living donor coordinator and/or surgeon who assessed you pre-operatively for a check-up.​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Where
Ambulatory Transplant Clinic
Toronto General Hospital​
Peter Munk Building – 12 th ​F​loor
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Please check your appointment card for location.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What to Expect 

You will be sent a request to do a blood test 1 week before your scheduled appointment. This may be done at a lab close to your home if you live far from the hospital. You will also receive an MRI appointment time 1 week before the scheduled clinic appointment, which is done to confirm complete growth of the liver. The results of the blood test and MRI will be talked about at your clinic appointment.

Following your 3 month check-up appointment, you will be sent back to the care of your family doctor. It is suggested that you see your family doctor for a yearly liver check-up through blood tests.

The donor team will be on hand to talk about any concerns or answer any questions that you might have throughout the donation process.

To change an appointment, call the living donor coordinator at 416 340 4800 ext. 6581