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Kidney Transplant Program

Patient Referrals for Kidney Transplant

The transplant process begins with the patient’s referral to the kidney transplant program.

There are three ways for patients to get referred to our program:

  • Patients may refer themselves.
  • Nephrologists can refer patients.
  • Dialysis centers can refer patients.

We also have a secure online web form also provides convenience in requesting an appointment. Or click Request an Appointment on the right side of this page.

Patients will then complete an initial interview over the phone with one of the members of our expert team before moving to the next step.
With the patient’s permission to collect medical records, our team will then begin the process of reviewing pertinent information to plan for a possible testing and a full Evaluation day.

A letter will be sent to the patient and referring physician indicating the routine health maintenance testing necessary prior to beginning the evaluation process. The most efficient way to progress through the evaluation is to have this testing completed prior to the initial evaluation appointments.

  • Dental Clearance – if required by insurance.
  • PAP test – all females age 18 and older.
  • Mammogram – all females age 40 and older.
  • Colonoscopy – all patients age 50 and older.

Patients that are actively smoking will be offered a screening visit with one of the ChristianaCare smoking cessation coaches. This service can be reached 302-661-3300.

Patients may also consider contacting the Delaware Quitline at 866-409-1858.

Patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 38 will be offered a range of service as directed by our transplant dietitian. Patients will be considered for a full evaluation once their weight loss goals have been met.