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Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Team

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Other Team Members

Other members of your team may include:

  • Kidney and transplant coordinators (pre- and post-transplant), who are deeply involved in the transplant process including your care before, during and after transplantation. They will discuss any questions or concerns with you throughout the process, and will coordinate your pre and post transplant care.
  • Transplant financial coordinator(s), to be your primary contact for insurance and financial issues related to transplantation and care.
  • Transplant dietitian(s), who has specific training on the nutritional needs of people with kidney diseases and how those nutritional needs change during and after transplantation. They will help you create a meal plan and understand food choices that provide the greatest nutritional benefit.
  • Live donor coordinator(s), to support and manage the care of living kidney donors.
  • Transplant assistant(s), who plays a crucial role in orchestrating behind the scenes efforts to schedule appointments, collect and maintain medical records and assist in pre- and post-transplant care.
  • Transplant social worker(s), to help you handle challenges throughout the transplant process. They are your contacts for issues regarding housing, work, relocating, transportation assistance, state disability, medication assistance, community support and more.
  • Transplant pharmacist(s), who have extensive experience in the medications used to fight rejection, infection and keep you healthy. They will help monitor your medications while you are in the hospital and at clinic visits and will teach you about each of the medications you are taking.

Appointments & Referrals

Center For Transplantation Locations

La Jolla

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