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.