OHSU Transplant How-tos
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How to Contact Us
Kidney, Liver, Heart and Pancreas
Portland Metro Area: 503-494-8500
Toll-free: 800-452-1369, x48500
Information on Organ Donation
Donate Life Northwest
Register to be an organ donor!
Toll-free: 800-452-1369, ext. 2246
How to Get to OHSU
Maps of OHSU and driving
How to Find Lodging Near OHSU
Your case manager will help you locate motels, hotels and services near OHSU
that offer special rates to OHSU patient families. A wealth of information is available on the OHSU Visitor and Family pages under Visiting OHSU,
which also includes RV
How to Get on a Transplant Waiting List
Specifics will vary, as each organ group has unique needs and each patient's
case differs, but the following is a general outline of the steps to getting
- The referring physician the patient's doctor refers the patient
to the (kidney, liver, etc.) transplant office. The referring physician also
sends a copy of the patient's medical records to the transplant office.
- A transplant coordinator reviews the medical record. If the patient meets
listing criteria set by the United Network for Organ Sharing, UNOS, the transplant
office does an insurance screen and asks the insurer for authorization to
do an evaluation.
- After the payer authorizes evaluation, the patient undergoes this process,
a series of outpatient and inpatient tests.
- If the evaluation results indicate that the patient is an appropriate candidate
for transplantation, the transplant office asks the insurance company to authorize
placing the patient on the waiting list.
- After the payer authorizes the patient's being listed, OHSU transplant staff
will place the patient on the waiting list.
Updated 05/23/2013 by Jean Shepherd, OHSU Transplant Administration.
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