To be considered, the Transplant Center Staff will need to conduct a psychosocial and medical evaluation. These tests are important to protect the donor and ensure the success of the transplant. Below are the types of tests that will likely be conducted:
The evaluation process will help the donor understand all aspects of donation and will also highlight the medical and psychological risks.
Consent to become a donor is completely voluntary and there should never be any pressure to become a donor. A potential donor has the right to stop or delay the process at any point.
A transplant center is required to provide an Independent Living Donor Advocate (ILDA) and this ILDA should not be part of the potential transplant recipients medical team. The ILDA will assist a potential donor during the donation process and include: