Who is in the Transplant Team?
Quite a few people are involved in your transplant right from the beginning. Here they are in the order that I met them.
Transplant Coordinator – A nurse who is responsible for the process and serves as the main point of contact, advising the donor of testing schedules and answering questions.
Social Worker – In some hospitals a social worker acts as a counsellor and point of contact for people considering donation.S/he helps potential donors reflect on a wide range of issues before making their decisions for or against donation. Social workers also assess the motivation, hopes, concerns, vulnerabilities and support systems of potential donors.
Kidney Doctor or Nephrologist – a kidney specialist who will ask general health questions. S/he is very specifically concerned with the health of your kidneys
The Surgeons – explain the procedure and perform the surgery and are responsible for immediate after care
The Anaesthetist and after care Nurses supported by a small army of lab technicians.