Transplant Evaluation Process
The evaluation process is done on an outpatient basis. However, there may be instances where the evaluation is done on an inpatient basis due to the severity of your child's condition.
- Who needs transplantation?
- Referral for care
- After acceptance
- After discharge
- Support Organizations
Clinic is held for evaluations every Tuesday and Thursday on the hospital campus. Specific portions of the evaluation process may be completed by the attending physician at his/her facilities.
An assessment of the patient/family’s physical and psychosocial needs is made. Patients and their families meet the following:
- Social worker
- Cardiologist and/or pulmonologist
- Transplant coordinator
- Financial specialist
The patient’s assessment is then presented at the next Transplant Committee meeting to determine if the patient meets the selection criteria for transplantation.