• Is organ donation the only solution for the recipient ?
  • What test will be done to make sure you are healthy enough to be a donor?
  • Does the hospital have a special unit and specially trained nurses to care for living organ donors?
  • Has the surgeon done this operation before? How many times?
  • What are the risks of the surgery?
  • What medicines will you need to take? Are there any side effects? Will you need to take medicine for a long time?
  • What kind of follow -up care will you need? who will oversee your follow-up care?
  • How long will recovery take? Will it be difficult?
  • Will you need any physical or other type of therapy?
  • How will the organ donation affect your health in the future? What is your risk to develop organ failure after donation?
  • When can you exercise? When can you get back to your regular routine? Are there any sports or other activities that you will not be able to do after the donation? Will it affect your ability to do your job?
  • Does your surgeon use the Joint Commission’s Universal Protocol to Prevent Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure and Wrong person Surgery?