The referring nephrologist is responsible for coordinating all pretransplant care
Point person in coordinating care with transplant center, specialists (eg, cardiology)
Encouraging patients to learn about transplantation helps improve outcomes
Transplantation can be preemptive
Identify potential donors
Patient can be listed when GFR <20 mL/min
Kidney Transplant Evaluation Process Referred for transplant Initial information session Still a candidate? Potential barrier? Evaluate Barrier removed? Proceed with evaluation Dialysis when indicated No No Yes Yes No Adapted with permission from Kasiske BL, et al. Am J Transplant. 2001;1 (suppl 2):1-95.