The Independent Donor Advocate
Transplant programs are required to identify an independent advocate for living donors. This is a person with a good understanding of transplantation whose sole purpose is to:
1. Promote the best interest of the potential living donor.
2. Advocate for the rights of the potential living donor.
3. Assist the potential living donor in obtaining and understanding information regarding:
- The consent process
- The evaluation process
- The surgical procedure
- The benefit and need for follow-up in six months, one year and two years post donation
The IDA will contact you six months, one year and two years after donation to check on your well-being and to obtain some basic information about your health that all transplant centers are required to report. Please cooperate with your IDA as your health and well-being are the priority.