In order to be eligible for a kidney transplant, you must be a BC resident with a Personal Care Card Number and be referred by your Nephrologist to the Renal Transplant Program at Vancouver General Hospital or St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver.
For both living donors and recipients, a comprehensive profile of your personal, medical and family history will be compiled through the assessment process. You’ll be interviewed by various team members to determine whether transplantation is the best treatment option. You’ll also receive information that will help you decide whether you want to go ahead with the transplant or donation.
The routine assessment includes consultation with the members of the transplant team comprised of a nephrologist, transplant surgeon, clinical coordinator, social worker, dietitian and psychologist. If required, appointments will also be arranged with specialists from other disciplines.