If you have any questions, concerns or problems, ask your social worker or transplant coordinator.
Any time you call Medicare, your insurance provider, Social Security, or any health care provider, be sure you do the following.
You may be overwhelmed by the information you receive as you go through the transplant process. To help you stay organized, you may want to keep your papers in files and use notebooks that have pockets.
To make organizing easier, you may want to group your papers.
Tests you need to take before a transplant
Tests you may need to take before a transplant
Current medicine list
Questions for your insurance provider
Weight, temperature and blood pressure log
Allina Health Patient Education, Kidney Transplant Information for Recipients and Donors, renal_ahc_93498
Allina Patient Education experts, including the Transplantation Department of Abbott Northwestern Hospital
This surgery is being performed at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis by:
Mark J Hill, MD, PhD
Mark D Odland, MD
Chad J Richardson, MD
If you find information on a Web site, show it to your transplant coordinator to make sure it is medically correct. Reliable web sites include:
Kidney.org: National Kidney Foundation
Lifeoptions.org: Life Options
UNOS.org: United Network for Organ Sharing
Kidney transplantation at Abbott Northwestern Hospital