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Living donor kidney transplant: Planned tests before surgeryLLiving donor kidney transplant: Planned tests before surgeryLiving donor kidney transplant: Planned tests before surgeryEnglishTransplant;NephrologyTeen (13-18 years)KidneysRenal system/Urinary systemProcedures;Conditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2017-11-30T05:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z

 

 

 

 

Living donor kidney transplant: Planned tests before surgery2688.00000000000Living donor kidney transplant: Planned tests before surgeryLiving donor kidney transplant: Planned tests before surgeryLEnglishTransplant;NephrologyTeen (13-18 years)KidneysRenal system/Urinary systemProcedures;Conditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2017-11-30T05:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>If your new kidney is coming from a living donor, everything​ will be planned and you will know exactly when your transplant is going to happen.</p><p>You will have time to pack your bag and will come to the hospital the day before your surgery. Take a look at this animation to find out what to expect right before and after you have your surgery.<br></p> <figure class="asset-c-100"> <div class="asset-animation asset-cv-animation"> <iframe src="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/AKH/animations/AMD-PerioperativePart1-Home-EN%20-%20Storyline%20output/story.html"></iframe>  </div> </figure> <h2>Final tests before surgery</h2><p>A week before your surgery, you will have to visit the hospital to have some final tests and blood work. These include an electrocardiogram (ECG), an echocardiogram (echo), cross-match blood work and a chest x-ray.</p><h2>What you can eat or drink right before surgery</h2><p>The timeline below tells you what you can eat or drink and when.</p><ul><li>Midnight, the night before your surgery: you must stop eating solid food, including chewing gum.</li><li>From midnight until three hours before surgery: you can drink clear fluids such as water or juice.</li><li>Less than three hours before surgery: you must stop all eating and drinking, even having water. Your stomach needs to be completely empty when you have your surgery.<br></li></ul>