Hospital stay and discharge

The hospital stay after donation is two to five days. Most donors are able to return to work after 4-6 weeks post-surgery.

Pain after the surgery is expected, but donors typically report being pain free 3 weeks after the surgery. In some cases, pain can last longer and the team will assist in its management. 

The donor will be required to attend scheduled follow-up appointments with the surgeon and the transplant team at regular intervals for post-donation testing.