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CHAPTER 5









                                      WHO MAKES



                     THE FINAL DECISION?






               efore the living kidney transplant surgery, both donor and recipient have to agree that they want
               the surgery to proceed. All test results will then be reviewed by the multi-disciplinary consensus
        Bteam.
           This team consist of the consultant transplant surgeons, nephrologist, immunologists, anaesthetists,
        transplant co-ordinators, psychologist, psychiastrist and social worker. It is only when the results of all the
        tests are approved by this group that you will be referred to the independent assessor. Once the
        independent assessor gives approval a date will be set for surgery and consent forms signed.






                             DIFFERENT PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS







                                                 Independent      Immunologist
                                                                  & transplant
                                                  Assessor          scientist

                                Anaesthetist                                       Psychologist





                         Surgeon                                                            Physiotherapist





                                                                                                   Social
                Nephrologist
                                                       KIDNEY                                     Worker

                                                        DONOR
               Transplant
                                                                                                   Nurses
              Co-ordinator













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