Prior to transplant surgery, both the donor and recipient will undergo a thorough evaluation to determine if a living-donor kidney transplant is the best option.
While living-donation eliminates the recipient's time on the transplant waitlist, it may not be an appropriate treatment option for everyone.
Our transplant team at UPMC takes pride in a personal connection with potential kidney donors.
During your pre-donation evaluation, a living-donor transplant nurse coordinator will collect your:
In order to be approved for living-donor kidney transplant, our dedicated transplant credit analyst will collect insurance authorization.
One month before your surgery, we will: