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.