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Upon discharge from the hospital, the donor will be able to perform activities of daily living independently.
Donors are asked to follow-up at the transplant clinic three times after the donor nephrectomy.
The first follow-up appointment is scheduled prior to discharge. This is the initial post-operative visit with the surgeon. At this time, a physical assessment will be completed and the wound will be checked. In most circumstances, the donor and recipient have appointments at the same time. Donors are asked to make the remaining appointments prior to leaving the office.
Follow-up visits are scheduled at six months and one year after donation. During these visits donors will report to clinic for a blood pressure check and bloodwork.
If for any reason a donor has a question or concern, the transplant team will be more than happy to address the issue. However, any issues not relating to the donor nephrectomy should be directed to a primary care physician. Remember that it is important that you continue to maintain your health, your relationship with your primary care physician and routine yearly physical exams.