BC Transplant

BC Transplant



Organ Donation After Death

There are two types of organ donation in B.C. —deceased donation and living donation. In order to be a deceased organ donor in BC, a person needs to …

Transplant recipients moving to/from BC

Specialized post-transplant care is essential for all transplant recipients. This resource from BC Transplant outlines some of the important steps to…


Communicating with the Family of your Organ Donor

Some transplant recipients write to their donor family to express their gratitude. The decision to write to your donor family is a personal choice, b…


School Education Resources

BC Transplant encourages students and teachers to introduce conversations about organ donation into their schools. This program is aimed at high-scho…


"Live Life. Pass It On" Scholarship

"Live Life. Pass It On" Scholarship. BC Transplant will award four $1500 scholarships to grade 12 students who lead an organ donation awareness proje…

Transplant and Medication

BC Transplant resource helps transplant patients simplify life by making medication information easy and accessible. On this page, you can access inf…


BC Transplant: Patient Education Webinars

Kidney Transplant & Finding a Living Donor Recorded Session


The Living Donor Kidney Transplant Process

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The Kidney Transplant Process

A step-by-step guide for kidney transplant recipients in British Columbia
(Click 'Visit Resource' for the English version)
This document is also…

Find a Transplant Pharmacy

Click below to find a pharmacy in British Columbia for transplant medications.


COVID-19 Information for Patients

This page includes information for transplant patients on the following:
  • What steps can you take to protect yourself?
  • Return to work for…

What is Living Kidney Donation and Can I Be a Kidney Donor?

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Top 6 Questions About Living Donor Kidney Transplants

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Introduction to Kidney Transplant

  • Kidney transplant eligibility
  • Living donor transplants
  • Deceased donor transplants
  • Living donor paired exchange
  • The surgery

Living Kidney Donor Program: A Step-by-Step Process


COVID-19 for Transplant Recipients


Living Donation

Living organ donation is an act of altruism that reduces the wait time for patients in need of a life-saving kidney or liver.  This page includes inf…

Anti-Rejection Medication

Anti-rejection medications, suppress your body’s natural defence system (immune system) to prevent it from recognizing your transplant as a foreign i…

Cancer Risks

Anti-rejection medications can increase the risk of developing certain types of cancers, including:
  • Lymphoma (Post Transplant Lymphoproliferativ…

Dental Protocol

Details on prophylactic antibiotic coverage for dental procedures, including which transplant patients should receive it, what type, and dosage.

Over-the-Counter Medications

This page includes guidelines on medications for the following:
  • Cough
  • Allergies
  • Congestion
  • Pain or headaches
  • Back pain


This page provides a brief review that includes the following:
  • What is rejection?
  • What are the signs of kidney transplant rejection?

Safety Precautions at Home

Safety precautions to follow at home when taking tacrolimus, cyclosporine, mycophenolate, azathioprine, or sirolimus.

Vaccination After Transplant

This page provides includes the following:
  • General principles
  • Vaccines to avoid
  • Vaccine booster protocol in solid organ transplant rec…

After Your Transplant

This page includes information on the following:
  • Ordering medications
  • Medication cost
  • How to take your medications
  • Missed doses

Transplant Recipient Support Guide

Includes information on accommodations, support, transplant and donation, and health.

Medication Coverage

BC Transplant covers immunosuppressants and anti-viral/anti-infective medications for recipients of solid organ transplants.  They must have valid BC…