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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.
Includes washrooms, ramps, elevators, doorways and designated disabled parking spaces and Braille (elevators).

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

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

Anticoagulation Management Service | (780) 407-3796 Switchboard

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) 407-3796 Switchboard

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.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Heart / Heart Lung Transplant Program

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: 

  • Assessments for Transplant:
    • Patients will be assessed based on their need and urgency.
    • The purpose of the assessment is to determine whether transplant is the best option for the patient as well as to determine if there are any contraindications.
    • Patients will be required to follow a complex medical treatment plan.
  • Treatment and Follow up during the waiting period:
    • If suitable for the program, the transplant team will provide ongoing follow up whether the patient is an in-patient or an outpatient (in clinics) .
  • Treatment and Lifelong Follow up after Transplant:
    • Transplant is a lifelong commitment to compliance with clinics, bloodwork, procedures and many medications. These things ensure the transplant continues to be successful.
    • The goal of transplant is a longer and better quality of life.
  • Patient and Support Person(s) Education:
    • The transplant team will provide ongoing education throughout the process including the five phases: assessment, waiting, transplant, recovery/rehabilitation and living with a transplant.

Telephone

780-407-3796

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Each case will be discussed with the referring doctor:

  • patients cannot have any ongoing substance abuse (tobacco, alcohol, illegal substances)
  • patients should be emotionally stable, have realistic attitudes towards illness, outcome and transplantation and have a support system in place

Wait times

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

Heart Transplant Program | 780-407-3042

Service hours

Open weekdays

Referral Needed

Yes

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Heart Transplant Program

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.

Telephone

780-407-3042

Service language options

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

Referral Needed

Patients must be referred by a doctor.

Eligibility

Must be:

  • capable of following a complex medical treatment plan
  • emotionally stable
  • have realistic attitudes towards illness, outcome and transplantation
  • have a support person before and after transplant.

Patients currently smoking or having substance abuse issues are not considered until abstinence is proven.

Wait times

Outpatient referrals are seen within a month. Inpatient referrals are seen the same day. Once assessed and accepted for transplant, the waiting period for transplant varies dependent on donor availability and recipient match.

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 730 am -  10:00 pm on weekends and Statutory holidays.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Home Peritoneal Dialysis Unit - Northern Alberta Renal Program

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.

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 appointment booking.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Liver Transplant Program (adult and pediatric)

Provides liver transplant services for adults and children.

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


If needed, another organ (e.g., kidney, small bowel) may be transplanted at the same time.

Service includes:

  • teaching about transplants
  • answering questions about transplants to help clients decide if a liver transplant is right for them
  • providing care after the surgery to help clients recover

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

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:

  • 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.

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

Lung Transplant Program | 780-407-7559

Referral Needed

Yes

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Lung Transplant Program

Provides care to patients undergoing a lung transplant.

Telephone

780-407-7559

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

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

Referral Needed

A referral from a Lung Disease Specialist is needed.

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

Wait times vary.

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.
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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 www.ahs.ca/edmstroke

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.

Transplant Services | 780-407-3571 (Islet Transplant), 780-407-3796 (General enquiries for Heart,Lung,Liver,Pancreas and Intestinal transplants), 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 for Heart,Lung,Liver,Pancreas and Intestinal transplants), 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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