Planning Your Visit

Before visiting us, there are several things you can do to make your visit more efficient and comfortable. Visit our section For Patients to learn about general hospital guidelines.

Transplant surgery is unique in that you need to be available at all times to come in for surgery. We ask that you make travel plans ahead of time and are always available for a phone call. You may receive a call at any time, day or night, to notify you that an organ match is available.

This call means you and your transplant team have a limited amount of time to decide whether to accept the donated organ. Upon notification of a potential organ donation, you must come to our hospital immediately. To help you be ready, pack a suitcase ahead of time along with an extra 24-hour supply of all medications.