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Our evaluation process ensures that you understand all of the steps required and that you are healthy enough to donate part of your kidney. For more information, please review the
Living Kidney Donor Manual and other materials in our
Living Kidney Donor Assessment Office Room 100 G, Peter Munk Building – 12th Floor Toronto General Hospital 585 University Ave., Toronto, ON M5G 2N2Phone: 416 340 4800 ext. 7568Fax: 416 340 3009Email: email@example.com
Donor Health History Form , along with documentation of your blood type if available to the Living Kidney Donor program.
If you are suitable to begin the evaluation process, the living kidney donor program will discuss the next steps with you to begin your evaluation.
You will need to come to
Toronto General Hospital at least 3 times to complete your evaluation. Based on your age and your medical history, you may have all or some of these tests:
You will also meet with living kidney donor coordinator, social worker, donor nephrologist, nurse practitioner, donor surgeon and anesthetist. You may also need to be seen by a psychiatrist. Depending on your results, you may have to meet other healthcare professionals and go through other tests.
After your evaluation is complete, your donor team will review all your test results and will talk to you about whether donating a kidney donation is right for you.You may be approved to become a kidney donor if:
As a potential living kidney donor, your care team will be separate from the care team of the recipient. Your health information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with the recipient.
If you know your recipient, we encourage you to talk to them about your status. If you wish to remain anonymous to the recipient, please indicate this to your living kidney donor coordinator at the beginning of your assessment.
It is important to stay healthy while you are being evaluated as a donor and before your surgery. The donor team recommends the following:
Learn more about what to expect at every step of your
living donor journey. For a comprehensive list of helpful resources that will guide you through your donor journey as well as articles and videos on living organ donation, visit our
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