Keep your bloddwork up to date
packed bags

Most centers require you to submit monthly blood samples to test for antibodies that might attack or destroy foreign tissue, such as a new kidney. If you receive a blood transfusion, you may have to send in another sample. If you donít send in a regular sample you may be temporarily ineligible for a transplant. Be sure to follow the requirements of your transplant center.

Make a phone list and pack your bag
Keep phone list ready

Make a list of people who should be called when you go for surgery and things you will need after the operation. Pack a small bag for your hospital stay. Being in the hospital and having an operation are stressful enough; be sure to bring things that make you comfortable, like pajamas and a robe, a favorite picture or book, or your laptop computer.

Begin learning about kidney transplantation here
Your organs do many things to keep you healthy If your organs don't work, you may need to have a transplant To get a transplant, you have to be tested You can't have a transplant unless someone donates an organ You can't have a transplant unless someone donates an organ You will have to have surgery to place the new organ into your body Most people feel much better after having a transplant Taking care of your new organ will help you feel healthy for years to come Home