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Explore Transplant Ontario - Transplant and Living Donation

Explore Transplant Ontario is an education program designed for Ontarians with kidney failure, along with their families, friends, potential living donors and healthcare providers. Its purpose is to explain the available kidney transplant options so that those living with kidney failure can make we…

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Physical Activity for Living Donors & Transplant Recipients

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Exercising After Your Lung Transplant

This booklet offers information for patients and families on:
  • Why it’s important to exercise after your transplant
  • How to do it safely
  • Answers to common questions about exercise
  • How to care for your back
  • What you need to know about osteoporosis
  • Other helpful resources
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COVID-19 Vaccines for Transplant Recipients: What you need to know - Video 1

In this video: Dr. Deepali Kumar (Transplant Infectious Diseases Specialist, Ajmera Transplant Centre, UHN) explains what transplant recipients need to know about Coronavirus vaccines. 
 
Video 1 - published January 25, 2021
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Video 2 - published Februa…
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COVID-19 Vaccines for Transplant Recipients: What you need to know - Video 2

In this video: Dr. Deepali Kumar (Transplant Infectious Diseases Specialist, Ajmera Transplant Centre, UHN) provides an update to the first video (published January 25) on what transplant recipients need to know about Coronavirus vaccines. 
 
Video 1 - published January 25, 2021
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National Transplant Consensus Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine

This document provides expert consensus guidance that can be used by provincial organ donation organizations and regional transplant and donation programs to guide the management of COVID-19 vaccination in transplant recipients in light of the pandemic.  Endorsed by the Canadian Society of Transpla…
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Guide to lung transplant for families and support people

This booklet offers information specifically for people on the unique journey of a support person and caregiver for a lung transplant patient. 
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Healthy Eating After Your Lung Transplant

Nutrition plays an important role in your recovery after transplant and in your long-term health.  This page provides some healthy eating tips to think about after your lung transplant.
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Lung Transplant Patient Manual

This manual is a resource for for patients and caregivers on lung transplantation in the Toronto Lung Transplant Program. As you go through the lung transplant process it will provide a place for you to refer back to refresh your memory on important details related to lung transplantation and see h…
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Living Kidney Donor Surgery Guide

As a living kidney donor, we encourage you to ask questions about the donation process.  Our guide offers the answers you’re looking for, and helps you prepare for your operation.
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Kidney Transplant Program at UHN

This page offers detailed information on UHN’s kidney transplant program and includes the following:
  • Kidney Transplant Program Restart FAQs
  • Refer a Patient
  • Clinic and Inpatient Unit
    • Kidney Transplant Clinic
    • Transplant Inpatient Unit
    • Your Kidney Transplant Journey (pre-…
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Living Liver Donation and Transplantation

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Coping with a Transplant

A booklet written to help patients and their families and caregivers to recognize and cope with stress before or after transplant. It includes information about:
  • Common causes of stress before and after transplant
  • Tips on coping with stress
  • How to access the Transplant Psychosocial T…
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Transplant Outpatient Pharmacy

Many services and programs, including:
  • refill reminders
  • personal medication schedules
  • blister packaging
  • MedsCheck
  • free home delivery program
  • in house medication reimbursement specialist
  • website includes FAQs, DINs, and other information and services
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Transplant Financial Help: Possible Resources

An overview of a variety of financial support resources available to Ontario patients and their families, including the Trillium Drug Program (TDP), the Trillium Patient Expense Reimbursement (TPER) program, the Program for Reimbursing Expenses of Living Organ Donors (PRELOD), and local Toronto res…
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Helpful Hints for Better Sleep

For patients and family members who are having trouble sleeping.  Includes:
  • How to know if you have a sleep problem
  • How talk to your doctor about it
  • How to improve your sleep
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Managing Caregiver Stress

For people caring for a loved one.  Includes information on the following:
  • Who a caregiver is
  • What caregiver stress is
  • How to know if you have caregiver stress
  • How to manage caregiver stress
  • Who to call if you need help
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Advantages of a Living Kidney Donor Transplant

Short video on living kidney donation 
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Kidney Transplant Program at UHN

This page offers detailed information on UHN’s kidney transplant program and includes the following:
  • Kidney Transplant Program Restart FAQs
  • Refer a Patient
  • Clinic and Inpatient Unit
    • Kidney Transplant Clinic
    • Transplant Inpatient Unit
    • Your Kidney Transplant Journey (pr…
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Living Donor Program

This page offers detailed information on UHN’s living donor program and includes the following:
  • What We Do
  • About Donation
  • Become a Donor
  • Kidney Donor
  • Living Donor
  • Waiting for a Transplant?
  • Resource Library
  • Upcoming Events
  • Archived Events
  • Become a Do…
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Drug Coverage for Ontario Residents

Important tips and advice regarding the coverage of medications post-transplant for Ontario residents.  The following options are outlined:
  • Ontario Drug Benefit program
  • Private insurance
  • Trillium Drug Program
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Managing Your Medications

This page answers key questions relating to medications for transplant patients:
  • Why is it important to take my transplant medications?
  • Why do I need my blood work monitored?
  • Are there any medications I need to avoid after a transplant?
  • Are there any important drug interactions …
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Transplant Medication Information Teaching Tool

Interactive internet-based teaching program for patients, families and support people that focuses on transplant medications.
Can also be launched through Transplant Outpatient Pharmacy website.

Course menu includes:

  • Neoral® (Cyclosporine)
  • Prograf® (Tacrolimus immediate release)
  • Advagraf® (Tac…
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UHN Transplant Psychosocial Team

Referral is required; patients are generally seen within two weeks of referral.
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Catch Your Breath

A guide to lung transplants for patients and caregivers.