Joining the Kidney Transplant Waiting List
Once the transplant team have agreed that it is in your best interests to receive a kidney transplant you will be contacted by the transplant co-ordinators. Before you are active on the list the following needs to be completed:
- You will be sent an information pack to read through.
- You will need to attend an appointment with one of the transplant co-ordinators. This is to ensure that you understand and accept the potential risks in addition to the benefits of receiving a kidney transplant and understand what to do when you are called in for a transplant.
- Blood tests will need to be taken and processed in order to obtain information about which kidneys are a match for you. This usually takes up to 6 weeks.
This is an ideal time for any potential live kidney donors to start being assessed.