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Orientation and Evaluation Sessions

In most cases, patients are referred to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Transplant Center by their nephrologist (kidney specialist), endocrinologist, or another doctor.

Once you have been referred to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Transplant Center, your first step will be to attend our Orientation and Evaluation Session. At this three-hour session, you will:

  • Learn the pros and cons of getting a transplant
  • Gain a better understanding of the transplant process
  • Understand what you can expect after surgery
  • Receive a complete evaluation from members of our Transplant Center team


The evaluation helps our team decide if you can be placed on the list for transplantation surgery. It includes:

  • Medical clearance. We want to make sure you do not have additional medical problems that would make transplantation unsafe.
  • Surgical clearance
  • Dietary evaluation
  • Social work evaluation
  • Financial counseling

Once you have been approved for transplantation surgery, you may not need to return to DHMC until a donor organ is available.

Time and location

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Lebanon: Sessions are held from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm every Thursday at Reception 4L on Level 4.
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Specialty Care at Bedford Medical Park (5 Washington Place): Sessions are held from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm on the first Thursday of each month in the 2nd Floor Conference Room.
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