Your kidney care team is available to support you through the pre-transplant process. They can help you reach out to potential donors but they are not involved in the donor testing and assessment process.
Donor information is confidential therefore even if you know your donor, no information will be shared with you about which donors have registered or where they are at in the process. You will only be notified once a donor has been approved and is ready to move forward. If you have questions, you will be directed to ask your potential donor directly.
There are many resources that you can provide to potential donors which gives them information about being a kidney donor.
If a donor is considering kidney donation, it is important that they contact the donor team at Vancouver General Hospital (email@example.com) or St. Paul's Hospital (firstname.lastname@example.org). These donor teams will register potential donors and support them along their process to see if they are suitable to be a kidney donor.
The following resources may be helpful for you and your potential donor.
For more detailed information, see Step 4: I may have identified a potential donor (PDF).