The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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.