Being a live organ donor or an organ recipient can be a complicated, confusing, and emotional process. It is important to understand how to contact and discuss with providers, begin the testing process, speak to loved ones, and take care of your own physical and mental wellbeing.
We have put together checklists that outline this process, as well as may answer many questions for living kidney and liver donors and kidney, liver, and lung recipients.
Our living kidney and liver donor checklists contain tips like:
- What to expect from the surgery; If donation is right for you; Questions to ask your doctor pre and post-surgery; What to bring to the hospital; How to organize your finances; Medication log charts; Tips and ideas for caregivers
Our kidney, liver, and lung recipient checklists contain tips like:
How to get on the transplant waitlist; Questions for your transplant center; What to bring to the hospital; Questions to ask your doctor pre and post-surgery; Medication log charts; How to form a discharge plan; Tips and ideas for caregivers