The potential kidney donor is a very special person. They are but a small fraction of the population who is not only able, order but willing to undergo a major operation which they do not need to have, in order to help another person get better. Those of you who have seen patients on dialysis will understand what a hardship this mode of therapy is on the patient in terms of health, energy, relationships, work, and happiness, as well as the significant impact on loved ones and caregivers.
The pages on the left describe the different stages of Kidney Donation, from identification, to workup, to operation day, and followup.
The Transplant Program in BC is very active in various aspects of Research, whether that be in basic science, clinical research, quality assurance, or technology.Learn More