Talking to a psychologist

You may also have an interview with a hospital psychologist or psychiatrist
(health professionals who are specially trained in how the human mind works).

During this interview, you might discuss what happens when you have a kidney transplant,
what your life will be like after the transplant and how you will cope if your kidney transplant fails.

Live donor kidney transplants

Your donor will also probably be in this interview with you.

Your donor will probably also have their own interview with the psychologist or psychiatrist.

In their own interview, your donor will be asked to talk about why they are donating a kidney.
This is done to make sure that the donor has given informed consent. Informed consent means the donor
knows exactly what is involved in donating their kidney and that it is their decision to be a live
kidney donor.