​​​​​​​​Hospital Arrival

What happens when I arrive at the hospital?

You will be admitted to the ​Transplant Inpatient Unit​ and examined by the kidney transplant team. You will have a blood test (cross match) against the donor to ensure that you are a good match. The test usually takes about 5 to 6 hours. If needed, we will arrange dialysis before your surgery.

What will happen before my operation?
  • Nurses and doctors will examine and prepare you for the operation.
  • Some patients will need dialysis before their transplant.
  • Blood tests, an ECG, and a chest x-ray will be done.
  • An intravenous line (IV) will be inserted into your arm.
  • Doctors will see you to discuss the operation and answer any questions you may have.​

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