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Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation at Aberhart Centre

Coordinates organ, eye and tissue donations in Alberta.

Referral needed

Referral Documentation

A health care professional refers a potential donor to the on-call Donor Coordinator via ROCA or Switchboard.

How to access this service

Call for more information.

Accessibility

Wheel chair access available.

Washrooms, ramps, elevators and parking stalls

Service hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

A donor coordinator is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on call.

Health Care Professionals only who require immediate assistance should contact the University of Alberta Hospital Switchboard at 780-407-8822 and ask for the on call HOPE Coordinator or CTC Tissue Specialist to be paged.

Address

Room 9423
11402 University Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T6G 2J3

Telephone

1-866-407-1970

Website

Email

edmdonation@ahs.ca

Getting there

Parking and Public transportation available

Entrance is located off University Avenue east of the Cross Cancer Institute south of Kaye Edmonton Clinic South and southwest of the University of Alberta Hospital. Many bus routes through area. LRT Health Sciences station nearby.

 Other services

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Anticoagulation Management Service

The Anticoagulation Clinic (ACC) is staffed by pharmacists that provide initiation and ongoing management of anticoagulant therapies. The ACC manages patients at high thrombotic or bleeding risk, performing the following:

  • individualized education
  • coordination of applicable laboratory testing
  • ongoing anticoagulant dosing decisions

After 6 months of management by the ACC, all patients will be assessed for transfer of anticoaglant management to their primary care physician, with only those at high thrombotic / bleed risk or having ongoing anticoagulant control issued being kept within the ACC.

Telephone

780-407-8597

Service Hours

Monday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Patients accepted are prioritized based on risk, with the following factors:

  • age > 16 years
  • prior bleeding or thrombotic complication on anticoagulant therapy
  • significant comorbity impacting anticoagulant control
  • interacting medications impacting anticoagulant control
  • higher thrombotic risk encompasses:
    • mechanical mitral valves
    • mechancial aortic valves with AF, HF, HTN, CVA/TIA/TE
    • valvular AF or NVAF with CHADS2 >/=3
    • VTE (within 3 months), VTE with hypercoagulable states or recurrent VTE or atypical VTE

Patient or caregiver must have access to telephone and must demonstrate capacity to understand the condition and impllication of therapy.

ACC will NOT take the following:

  • inpatients continuing on anticoagulants previously managed by family doctor that are not high risk (criteria above)

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Clinical Islet Transplant | 780-407-3571

Service hours

Closed on statutory holidays.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Clinical Islet Transplant

This service provides islet transplant services from donor pancreases with a long follow-up treatment with anti-rejection medicine.

For more information visit:MyHealthAlberta

Telephone

780-407-3571

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

See eligibility requirements on our website.

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service hours

On call Registered Nurses and Renal Technologist support are available after hours, on weekends, and on Statutory holidays for patients within the program.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Home Hemodialysis - Alberta Kidney Care - North

Provides 6 weeks training so that the person and/or their family caregiver can carry out dialysis at home. The home hemodialysis team will assess to see if home hemodialysis is an option and if the person's home can accommodate the equipment, etc.

Telephone

780-407-8013

Service Hours

Monday: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Thursday: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Friday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service hours

A Home Peritoneal Dialysis Registered Nurse is available on call weekdays until 10:00 pm and from 7:30 am - 10:00 pm on weekends and Statutory holidays.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Home Peritoneal Dialysis Unit - Alberta Kidney Care - North

This service includes the following:

  • provides peritoneal dialysis (HPD) that can be done by clients in their home; provides training, support, and multidisciplinary follow up clinical care
  • dialysis fluid is infused through a tube into the client’s belly. The peritoneal membrane (lining of the belly) acts as a filter to take away toxins and extra fluid from the body. Clients usually do 4 treatments per day, with each treatment lasting about 30 minutes
  • Nurses teach clients and family members about peritoneal dialysis and how to do it at home. Follow-up is done by phone and in routine clinic visits
  • service is offered to clients in central and northern Alberta, neighbouring provinces, and the Northwest Territories

Telephone

780-407-6971

Service Hours

Monday: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Thursday: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Friday: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of referral for training.

Service hours

A donor coordinator is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on call.

Health Care Professionals only who require immediate assistance should contact the University of Alberta Hospital Switchboard at 780-407-8822 and ask for the on call HOPE Coordinator or CTC Tissue Specialist to be paged.

Referral Needed

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation

Donations of organs and tissues may include:

  • Organs: heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas, and small bowel
  • Tissues: eyes, skin, heart valves, bones, connective tissue and placenta

To find out how to record your wishes to donate organs and / or tissues after you die, visit the Organ and Tissue Donation Registry.

For more information visit our website.

Telephone

1-866-407-1970

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Referral Needed

A health care professional refers a potential donor to the on-call Donor Coordinator via ROCA or Switchboard.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Pancreas and Kidney - Pancreas Transplant Program

Most patients referred to the pancreas transplant program have Type1 diabetes. Diabetic patients with kidney failure may also receive a kidney transplant at the same time as a pancreas transplant.

Telephone

780-407-3796

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Patients are assessed by the pancreas transplant team using tests and interviews to see if they’re good candidates for surgery. Clients are considered for a pancreas transplant if it’s likely the surgery will help the person live longer and have a better quality of life.

Clients are assessed for:

  • how urgent their need is
  • health and medical history
  • medical test results

Clients should:

  • be able to follow a complex medical treatment plan
  • be emotionally stable
  • have social support
  • have realistic attitudes about their illness and the transplant surgery

 

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service hours

Closed statutory holidays.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Pediatric Liver and Intestinal Transplant Program

Two kinds of liver transplant services are available:

  • full liver transplants
  • living donor transplants - part of a liver from a donor (usually a relative) is transplanted into the patient

Intestinal: Provides transplants for people who have intestinal failure.

If needed, another organ may be transplanted at the same time.

Telephone

780-407-3796

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Patients are assessed by the transplant team using tests and interviews to see if they're good candidates for surgery. Clients are considered for transplant if it's likely the surgery will help the child live longer and have a better quality of life.

Clients are assessed for:

  • how urgent their need is
  • health and medical history
  • medical test results

The caregiver should:

  • be able to follow a complex medical treatment plan
  • have social support

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Stroke Program Edmonton Zone

Services offered include:

  • referral to information or services for stroke
  • providing education about stroke, risk factor reduction and available community resources to healthcare providers, stroke survivors, and the general public

Stroke Service Coordinators work with health care providers, practitioners, specialists and educators to ensure the latest stroke information, research, technology and evidence-based practice are integrated in the delivery of standardized stroke care in the areas of stroke prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, and community re-engagement.

This service is not for emergencies. If you suspect that you or someone else is having a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), call 911 immediately.

For more information visit our website.

Telephone

780-407-3041

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Tuberculosis Program | 780-407-4550

Service hours

Clinic is closed for lunch Monday to Friday , between the hours of 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Closed on Statutory Holidays

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Tuberculosis Program

This service provides services for the following referral types:

  • Active TB suspected / TB treatment
  • Contact investigation & follow-up
  • Immigration screening
  • LTBI screening & treatment
  • Other screening: transplant, immunosuppressed, LTC, employment, corrections

For additional information on Tuberculosis visit: myhealth.alberta.ca 

Telephone

780-407-4550

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

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