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 do 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. If you use a pill box, please bring it to clinic with you.
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. At this time we ask you to update your contact and primary physician information if changed.
You can expect your clinic visit to take around 2 hours to complete, as you will be seeing your transplant doctor and other transplant 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.).
You will be seen by your primary transplant physician. There may also be a fellow or other trainee 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. You may be advised when you should arrange testing at the clinic lab, which includes the date of your annual testing.