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The transplant process starts when you are referred to a local transplant center. Your nephrologist, primary care doctor, or dialysis center can refer you, or you can even call to refer yourself.
Next, you will be medically evaluated by a transplant team to make sure that you are a candidate for transplant. You will probably have to complete some extra medical tests.
During evaluation, the transplant center will also help you understand your insurance and pre-approvals for transplant.
If the transplant team determines that you are a candidate for transplant, and you complete all steps of the patient evaluation, you will be added to the waitlist and considered an active candidate for kidney transplant.