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On the day of surgery, the donor and recipient report to the "same day admission" area at their scheduled time.
Please remember to have removed all:
It is strongly suggested that belongings be given to a family member. It is helpful to have a bag packed for someone to bring to the hospital the day after surgery. The hospital staff will supply all necessities immediately after surgery.
What to expect before surgery
The kidney removal surgery (donor nephrectomy) takes approximately three hours. The procedure may be the traditional, open approach or the less invasive laparascopic approach.
After surgery: The hospital stay