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Kidney Transplant program

Refer a patient

To refer a patient for assessment of suitability for transplant, download and complete the TGLN referral form.

TGLN referral form

TGLN referral and listing criteria

Frequently asked questions

Send completed referral package including attachments of test results to:

Email:
kidneytransplantreferrals@smh.ca

Fax:
416-867-3723

Mail:
St. Michael’s Kidney Transplant Program
61 Queen St. E, 9th floor
Toronto, ON M5C 2T2

Please include all required test results with the referral package to facilitate completing the transplant assessment in a timely manner.

We carefully evaluate each patient for transplant suitability. For patients with a living donor, typical workup timeframe is three to nine months.

For patients without a living donor, the typical length of workup is six to 12 months. The specific timeframe depends on the patient or kidney donor’s medical complexity, availability to attend appointments, and completeness of initial referral.

The steps involved in the transplant evaluation process:

  • Referral package sent by primary nephrologist
  • Referring clinician will be notified of receipt within 5 days
    • Incomplete packages are sent back to referring clinician for completion
    • Complete packages are triaged to a transplant RN coordinator for review
  • All routine consults and appointments at St. Michael’s booked within two weeks of receiving referral
  • Patient attends Learn about Transplant class, provided a “Transplant Passport”, and completes tissue typing + initial cPRA test at St. Michael’s
  • Patient attends initial assessment appointment with transplant nephrologist and with transplant social worker at St. Michael’s
  • Patient attends all additional routine testing and consults (CT, iliac doppler, anesthesia consult, surgical consult) at St. Michael’s
  • Additional testing or consultations may be required from referring clinician
  • Final decision from transplant nephrologist

Questions? Check out our frequently asked questions or contact us.