Provides potential living organ donors with information and supports them through the donation process.
Adults 18 years or older who do not have any disease.
People cannot be a donor if they have the following health issues:
Call for more information.
Wheel chair access available. Includes washrooms, ramps, elevators, doorways and designated disabled parking spaces and Braille (elevators).
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.
11402 University Avenue
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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.
Heart Transplant is a treatment option for some patients with end stage heart disease. Heart Disease may be caused by a number of factors / conditions. The Heart Transplant Program offers care for suitable patients before and after heart transplants, including:
Each case will be discussed with the referring doctor:
Patients are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team and are followed by the team from acceptance both pre and post transplant. Education regarding heart healthy lifestyle and transplantation is provided from the time of referral. Education teaching booklets are provided. Patients may be followed as an outpatient or while waiting in hospital. The transplant team follows post transplant patients for life.
Patients must be referred by a doctor.
Patients currently smoking or having substance abuse issues are not considered until abstinence is proven.
On call Registered Nurses and Renal Technologist support are available after hours, on weekends, and on Statutory holidays for patients within the 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.
A Home Peritoneal Dialysis Registered Nurse is available on call weekdays until 10:00 pm and from 730 am - 10:00 pm on weekends and Statutory holidays.
Provides peritoneal dialysis (HPD) that can be done by clients in their home. 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.
Provides liver transplant services for adults and children.
Two kinds of liver transplant services are available:
If needed, another organ (e.g., kidney, small bowel) may be transplanted at the same time.
Clients are assessed by the liver transplant team using tests and interviews to see if they’re good candidates for surgery. Clients are considered for a liver transplant if it’s likely the surgery will help the person live longer and have a better quality of life.
Clients are assessed for:
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.
Provides care to patients undergoing a lung transplant.
A referral from a Lung Disease Specialist is needed.
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.
Donations of organs and tissues may include:
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
A health care professional refers a potential donor to the on-call Donor Coordinator via ROCA or Switchboard.
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.
Services offered include:
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 www.ahs.ca/edmstroke
Transplant services include:
Clinic is closed for lunch Monday to Friday , between the hours of 12:00pm-1:00pm.
Closed on Statutory Holidays
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
A written referral letter from your healthcare provider is required.