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While you are waiting for a transplant!

Getting an organ is an difficult and it may take very long time. Manage your health to avoid further complications. It is important to remain fit to undergo the stress of a major surgery like a transplant.

This is How it Begins

End stage organ failure comes unannounced. Things are normal and you suddenly notice that you are tired or your ankles are swollen, you are losing weight and there are occasional bouts of pain.

You go to your doctor, she is alarmed and  puts you through a battery of lab tests and suddenly life is not the same any more. Next few weeks revolve around seeing more doctors, more tests and  more medicines.

End of this frantic phase,  the doctors announce that one of your vital organ like a  liver or kidney  is badly damaged and you need an organ transplant.

Registration, pre-transplant assessment and more!

Register for Organ

Your transplant center will guide you  to register for an organ. You may have to wait for long,  register at multiple centers. Patients for kidney or liver transplant,  look for a donor within the family.

Complete Assessment

You will have to undergo  lots of blood and urine tests. There will be  advanced scanning tests like CT scan or PET scan. You need  clearances from other specialists doctors. These tests and clearances are critical.

Manage Complications

Waiting for the transplant  is a very crucial phase. You need to remain fit to live through a major surgery. Your transplant center will advise you on diet and medicines. In case of  complications or  illness inform  your transplant center.

Self-medication Could Be Fatal.

 

As the illness worsens, sometimes  panic sets in. People around you may  advise you  to try out alternate therapies. These therapies may have helped  other ill people. However, as a transplant patient, you should not risk your life to these. Many patients slip into unnecessary complications and worsen your  health.

Follow the advise given by your transplant center doctors. Take your medicines on time and stay in touch with your transplant coordinator. If you develop any symptoms, let them know.

Repeat lab tests as advised!

comma02_white  Repeat the lab tests advised by your transplant doctors. Enter the results in the Transplant Care App.

Your doctors will get to see your latest labs immediately. If the results are not good, your doctor could change medicines or ask for more tests or advise to get admitted without losing any time.