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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. 4848Fax: 416 340 3009Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donor Health History Form , along with documentation of your blood type to the Living Kidney Donor program.
If you are a suitable donor, the program will contact you for a preliminary appointment.
You will need to visit
Toronto General Hospital 2 or 3 times to complete your evaluation. Based on your age and your medical hsitory, you may have all or some of these tests:
You will also meet with a transplant assessment coordinator, social worker, donor doctor, donor surgeon and anesthesist. 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 done, 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:
Donor safety is our first priority. We will not compromise the donor assessment process even if the donor is very sick.
As a donor, you will have a separate team of medical professionals caring for you. Your evaluation records are kept confidential and will not be discussed with the recipient. You can withdraw at anytime in the process.
If you know your recipient, we encourage you to talk to them about your status. Regular communication will reduce uncertainty during the evaluation. If you wish to remain anonymous to the recipient, please indicate this to the Living Donor Kidney Program at the beginning of the assessment.
To obtain information about the status of your evaluation, please call the Living Kidney Donor Assessment Office.
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
If you wish to speak with a living liver donor or recipient, please contact our office.