One of the areas that we will address is whether you have anyone interested in being a kidney donor. A donor can be a relative, a friend, or in some cases – a stranger. We have a living donor coordinator, Larissa Ivory, RN, and she will work with anyone who wishes to be evaluated as a donor. A living kidney donor allows you to have a transplant much sooner. Also, studies have shown that the survival time is longer with a living donor.
Potential donors can learn about donation and determine if they are eligible for kidney donation by filling out the living donor pre-screening tool.
Living Donor Coordinator: Larissa Ivory, RN
Phone: (501) 686-5403
A deceased donor is a donor that has been declared brain dead – or has a cardiac death – and whose family has agreed to organ donation. This is known as a “deceased donor transplant” and is the kind of kidney you will receive if you are on the waiting list.
Alternative Treatment Options
Kidney transplant is one option to manage your kidney failure. Other options are to continue with dialysis or, if you have not yet started dialysis, medical management.