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Some patients decide to change from one transplant center to another. If you decide to change to another transplant center, it is best to do so early in the donor search process. Changing later may cause delays. A new transplant center may need to re-test you and any potential donors.

Before you change transplant centers:

  1. Make sure your health care plan covers the new transplant center. Check on this before you make the transfer.
  2. Call the new transplant center. Make sure the new transplant center will accept you as a patient. All transplant centers have guidelines that define which patients they will accept. Some of these guidelines can be found in a transplant center's listing.
  3. Find out whether you need to make an appointment. Some transplant centers will want you to come in for an appointment before accepting you as a patient.