Here's what to expect during your visit to the clinic.
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.
Check in with the receptionist and wait for height, weight and temperature to be done.
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.
Book your next appointment with the receptionist on your way out.
Pick up medications (if needed). Proceed to the outpatient pharmacy located on the ground floor of the Ambulatory Care Building to pick up your medications. Please order your medications 1 to 2 weeks before coming to your transplant clinic appointment.