Every Step of the Way
IU Health makes Kidney Transplant Possible
- Blood and HLA tissue typing
- Chest X-ray
- Psycho/social evaluation
- Pelvic exam and Pap smear (females only)
- Heart testing (ECG)
- Hepatitis, syphilis and AIDS blood tests
- Mammogram (females only)
- Tuberculosis test
- Prostate blood test (males only)
- Colon screening (age 50 and over)
- Dental exam and treatment if necessary
- Other tests/consults as needed if test results are abnormal, or if a medical or psycho/social condition suggests more evaluation should be done (determined by the transplant team)
Pack your bags. Be prepared to go to the hospital at a moment's notice. Plan for transportation and lodging, make a list of things to take with you, and be sure to pack an extra 24-hour supply of medications.
6. Be Ready
Keep your transplant team up-to-date with your current location.
Keep up with all necessary lab work and tests.
Inform your transplant team of any changes in your health, insurance or financial situation.
Try to stay healthy and work to improve your current health. This is vital. An organ transplant has a higher success rate for patients whose overall health has not deteriorated.