Renal Transplantation Assessment Program (living donor) has become the treatment of choice for most patients with advanced stages of renal disease or End Stages of Renal Disease (ESRD). Marked improvements in early graft survival and long-term graft function have made kidney transplantation a more cost-effective alternative, and less cumbersome to dialysis procedures.
To qualify for such procedure, the following assessment test and investigations:
- Cuba only offers kidney transplants from living donors whereby the donor must be a blood relative of the patient (parents, siblings, and children) and must be 18 years old or above.
- The patient and donor must remain in Cuba for the duration of the following two phases:
- Phase I: This phase requires 15 days of hospitalization and would include the following:
- Extensive hematological and diagnostic tests which will include
- Urological Research
- Images evaluation
- Phase II: This phase requires 28 of hospitalization for the recipient and 14 days of hospitalization for the donor
Please be aware of the following:
- The donor must be a compatible relative;
- Dialyses are not included in the price of the RENAL TRANSPLANT program;
- In order to perform the transplant, it is essential that the patient comes with a compatible family donor; and
- Expenses for the companion are not covered by the RENAL TRANSPLANT program, an additional cost would apply, which will include accommodation and meals