What to expect when you get a call that an organ
is available

When a transplant organ becomes available, your transplant team may discuss the risks and benefits of the transplant with you and your family. You will need to go to the transplant center as soon as possible because the transplant organ must be transplanted within a certain amount of time.

You will need certain tests to make sure that you are ready for the transplant. Some of these tests may include:

Blood tests

Urine test

Imaging scans


Once your transplant team decides that you are healthy enough to have the transplant and that the donor organ is officially a match for you, it’s time for the transplant.