Prior to arriving for your scheduled clinic visit, we ask that you take a moment to complete any online questionnaires that we had arranged with you. These questionnaires give us additional information about you and your child's quality of life, mental health, readiness to transition to adult health care, and physical activity.
A summary of these questionnaires will be kept with the MOT team, and used to provide us extra information and to track improvements over time. Because of this, it is important that they are completed in a timely manner so we can review them in preparation for your visit.
For more information about our questionnaires, or for technical assistance, please contact our research team.
Arrive at the lab on the ground floor of the Ambulatory Care Building between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m.
Identify yourself as a transplant patient to the receptionist and ask for your standing orders blood work to be drawn. You may also need to give a urine sample.
If you did your blood work the morning of your clinic appointment, the transplant nurse will call you in the afternoon, after your clinic visit, if there are any changes to be made to your medication doses.
Please confirm that you have received the nurse's message by calling the nurse coordinator (604-875-3604). Please leave a message if you call outside open hours.
Take your morning medications after your blood work has been drawn.
Proceed to the second floor of the Ambulatory Care Building (Area 10), to the Multi-Organ Transplant Clinic. Use entrance #42 or #21 for easy access to the Ambulatory Care Building.
Check in with the receptionist and wait for height, weight and temperature to be done.
You can expect your clinic visit to take around 2 hours to complete, as you will be seeing several doctors and specialists.
The transplant nurse will first complete an assessment.
You will also see other members of the transplant team during a clinic visit (pharmacist, social worker, dietitian, psychologist, physiotherapist, research assistants, etc.).
Lastly, you will be seen by the physician. There may be a fellow or medical student that will see you before the physician.
Once the physician sees you, he or she will advise you of your next transplant clinic appointment and when to complete your next bloodwork.