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Getting On The List

For most transplant candidates, the first step in receiving a transplant is to get on the OPTN/UNOS national transplant waiting list. All transplant candidates who do not have the option of a living donor (and even some who do) usually wait for some length of time because there are not enough donor organs for all who need them.

The National Waiting List >
The specific steps to getting on the national waiting list.

People You Should Know >
There are many people at the transplant center work to make your transplant as successful as possible.

Questions to Ask >
Learn questions to ask your transplant team.

Selecting a Hospital >
Each patient has different needs and preferences that need to be taken into account when selecting an appropriate hospital.

Other Options to Consider >
Patients may be listed at more than one transplant center.

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