Transplant coordinator

You will work most closely with the transplant coordinator. Because you may wait many months for a kidney, the transplant coordinator needs to have your most current information at all times.

Call this person any time you:

  • change your phone number (home, cell or work)
  • change your mailing address
  • change your medicines (taking a new one or stopping a current one)
  • are sick
  • are in the hospital
  • need to schedule exams or tests
  • need any procedure or surgery
  • need help with financial or insurance information
  • receive new test results
  • have any change in your health or current kidney treatment
  • have any questions about your regular health care and/or transplant surgery
  • will be out of town. Let the transplant coordinator know how to reach you. 

Source: Allina Health Patient Education, Kidney Transplant Information for Recipients and Donors, renal_ahc_93498
Reviewed By: Allina Patient Education experts, including the Transplantation Department of Abbott Northwestern Hospital
First Published: 05/15/2009
Last Reviewed: 05/15/2009

Tip

The transplant coordinator may need to leave messages on your answering machine. Tell your coordinator if you have a private answering machine and if it's OK to leave personal messages about your health care. If you do not have an answering machine, you do not need to buy one.