Group shot of UMMC's transplant nurse coordinators

An organ transplant is a life-changing journey. At University of Maryland Medical Center, we make sure you have a guide for every step of the organ transplant process.

Our transplant nurse coordinators will always be a resource for you — from your initial transplant evaluation through the day of your surgery and beyond.

Our transplant nurse coordinators will teach you everything you'll need to know to be a successful transplant recipient or donor.

To begin the evaluation process, call 1-800-492-5538.

Pre-Transplant Nurse Coordinator

The first step, evaluation for a transplant, can be daunting. A coordinator will set up the appointment and help you gather the needed paperwork. During your evaluation visit, you will have extended time to learn about the process and ask questions.

After you are accepted for a transplant, we'll be in touch throughout the transplant wait listing process.

If you have questions during this process, whether it be about insurance, transportation or anything else that may come up, our coordinators are only a phone call away.

There will be several tests during the pre-transplant process. Your coordinator will be your point of contact for scheduling those tests.

When you receive the call you that an organ is available, it will be from your coordinator.

Post-Transplant Nurse Coordinator

After you receive your transplant, the partnership with your nurse coordinator continues for the rest of your life.

Before leaving the hospital, we will teach you everything you need to know to be a successful organ transplant recipient.

Your most important job is managing your medications correctly. While still in the hospital following your surgery, we'll coordinate with the transplant pharmacy to get your medications. You'll receive instructions on how to properly take those medications.

We want you to feel like we're a part of your family. If you even have a question or concern, you can call your nurse coordinator for help.