SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Division of Transplantation
The purpose of this booklet is to provide you with the information you will need following your transplant.
The University Hospital post-transplant program is designed to help you make the change from dialysis patient to transplant recipient. We will work closely with you to make sure that your new kidney is functioning at its best.
We look forward to maintaining close contact with you and are always available to assist you: But remember that You are the most important member of the team caring for your new kidney.
You play a major role in your own care and together with your doctors and nurses you have a great deal of responsibility in keeping your kidney functioning at its best. We cannot do it without you.