As you explore kidney transplantation, please make sure you have a dedicated caregiver, commit to following your transplant team’s instructions, and secure health insurance to cover treatment and follow-up care. Call us to speak with a transplant recipient or living donor mentor. We can also connect you with local support groups.
Potential donors can begin the evaluation process by contacting our living donor coordinator at 1-650-498-8382.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
- Prior to your appointment, we ask that you view our Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Education Video.
- At your appointment, you will meet with a transplant nephrologist, transplant nurse coordinator, and social worker. This appointment will last 2-4 hours.
- You may bring a family member or friend to your appointment. You may also bring any potential living donors to your second appointment.
- Bring a complete list of medications you are taking and dates of any hospitalizations or blood transfusions to your appointment.
For Referring Physicians
We want to assure you that we'll provide your patient with the same level of personal care you give them. Because of the seriousness of the condition, we do everything we can to give your patients rapid access to our program. Throughout the patient evaluation process we keep an open line of communication between you and our team to keep you informed of your patient's status, ongoing care and progress toward finding a donor.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-723-3997.
Once we receive your Referral Form, one of our patient care coordinators will fax a confirmation of receipt to your office. Your patient will be contacted and scheduled for a group teaching session and the first evaluation appointment upon insurance clearance. You and your patient will be informed in writing about our selection committee’s recommendations.
FOLLOW UP ON A PATIENT
As your patient's case progresses, we'll provide you with regular status updates, and you're always welcome to call your patient's Stanford physician to discuss the case.