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What is the active waiting list?

The 'active waiting list' is for patients whose condition is deteriorating and not likely to get better therefore a transplant operation is advised. Should you decide to take this step you will be placed on the active list. However this process normally takes 2-4 weeks as several steps must be taken first:

1. A visit to the dentist is essential and any dental work required must be completed before you are placed on the active list

2. Cytotoxic antibodies is a special blood test required before we can proceed with the operation

We will help you organise a bleep and discuss travel arrangements for the night of transplant. A visit to the intensive care unit can also be arranged should you wish.

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