Kidney Transplantation and Dialysis Program

Pretransplant Evaluation

Your child will need to go through an evaluation process. The evaluation will give a clear picture of your child's overall health and also help in determining whether kidney transplantation is truly the best option.

The pretransplant evaluation, which is coordinated through our transplant office, is usually done on an outpatient basis. You can help make this process easier by reviewing the information below.

Please make sure:

You'll attend the following meetings:

Your child will undergo:

Depending on what the transplant team decides at or after the family meeting, your child may also need the following evaluations:

If the team determines a kidney transplant is appropriate for your child, the search for a new kidney will begin. A kidney may come from a living donor or a deceased donor.

Get more information:

Reviewed by: Bernard S. Kaplan, MB, BCh, FAAP
Date: July 2005

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