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Living Donor Services at Aberhart Centre

Provides potential living organ donors with information and supports them through the donation process.

Eligibility

Adults 18 years or older who do not have any disease.

People cannot be a donor if they have the following health issues:

  • diabetes
  • obesity
  • autoimmune disorders
  • cancer
  • already had an organ transplant
  • active blood borne diseases

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.

Address

11402 University Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T6G 2J3

Telephone

780-407-8698

Toll free number

1-866-253-6833

Website

Email

livingdonors@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

Referral Needed

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Anticoagulation Management Service

Maintains effective anticoagulation therapy by monitoring and maintaining coagulation status. High-risk patients are seen sooner. To be considered high risk, the person must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • have had bleeding or clotting complications on warfarin with a therapeutic INR
  • have health issues that affect anticoagulation control
  • be taking medicine that may affect therapy
  • have had bleeding issues within the past month, but still need anticoagulation therapy

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.

Referral Needed

Doctor’s referral needed. Use Anticoagulation Management Service (AMS) form.

Eligibility

Must already be on anticoagulation therapy.

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 - Northern Alberta Renal Program

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

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.

Living Donor Services | 780-407-8698

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Living Donor Services

The living donor office arranges all testing and consultations for the potential living donor. Clients are contacted regularly to make sure they are well informed during the process. The donor and recipient teams are kept separate to keep the donor's details private.

It takes 1–3 months to go through the evaluation process.

The living donor will spend less than a week in the hospital after the donation surgery and will need to be off work for 4-8 weeks for recovery.

Telephone

780-407-8698

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

Adults 18 years or older who do not have any disease.

People cannot be a donor if they have the following health issues:

  • diabetes
  • obesity
  • autoimmune disorders
  • cancer
  • already had an organ transplant
  • active blood borne diseases

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, tendons 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 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 must:

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

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.

Transplant Services | 780-407-3571 (Islet Transplant), 780-407-3796 (General Enquiries), 780-407-7510 (Comprehensive Tissue Centre), 780-407-8302 (Inpatient Unit 3G2)

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Transplant Services

Transplant services include:

  • care for adults and children who have had a transplant
  • education services for healthcare providers and the public
  • Comprehensive Tissue Centre
  • strategic planning and program development
  • collaboration with organ and tissue donation programs

Additional information:

Telephone

780-407-3571 (Islet Transplant), 780-407-3796 (General Enquiries), 780-407-7510 (Comprehensive Tissue Centre), 780-407-8302 (Inpatient Unit 3G2)

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.

Wait times

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

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

Referral Needed

Yes

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Tuberculosis Program

There are 2 public health TB clinics: one in Calgary and one in Edmonton. There is also a virtual TB clinic that works with local community/public health centres to provide service to rural Alberta, including First Nation reserve communities.

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.

Referral Needed

A written referral letter from your healthcare provider is required.

Wait times

Varies depending on urgency and reason for referral.
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