What happens when I get to the hospital?

After admission, you will have a thorough physical examination, including blood work, chest x-ray, and EKG. Unfortunately, in some cases the surgery must be postponed and you will be sent home. The reason for canceling the surgery might be for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Infection
  • Additional medical problems
  • The donor kidney shows signs of poor function
  • A problem is identified with match between the donor and recipient

If the surgery is canceled, you will remain on the transplant list.