Renal Transplant Assessment Program

Recipient donor living donor


Ideally, the most suitable donor is an identical twin, as the tissue type is identical. Howeveras part of the protocol for kidney transplant, the patient and the donor who must be a direct blood relative (brother/ sister, mother/ father, or son/ daughter) are required to undergo DNA testing and other extensive testing proving blood relation as well as further suitability testing due to the fact that this is a major surgery and all possibilities of rejection must be eliminated since consequences are severe. 

renal transplantation

Additionally, both recipient and donor would need to sign legal documentation stating that no monetary exchange associated with the kidney donation has/ will be taken place. 
With that said, the kidney transplantation program offered in the Republic of Cuba is done in two phases whereby the first phase is to evaluatyour both recipient and patient medical situation and to assess the suitability as well as the general health of the donor.

Haematological and Blood Chemistry Laboratory tests

  1. Creatinine test
  2. Glycaemia test
  3. Haemoglobin test
  4. Leukogram test
  5. Urine culture test
  6. Addis Count test (2 hours)
  7. Serology (VDRL) test
  8. HIV test
  9. Erythrocyte Sediment Rate test
  10. Iron in Plasma test
  11. Calcium and Phosphorus test
  12. Abs Antigen and Antibodies for C virus
  13. Serology for Epstein BAAR and Cytomegalovirus test

Imageology Research and other investigations:

  1. Electrocardiogram investigation
  2. Echocardiogram investigation
  3. Abdominal ultrasound
  4. Kidney gammagraphy
  5. Abdominal Contrasted CT scan
  6. Urinary Tract radiography
  7. Pelvis X rays
  8. Chest X rays


  • The kidney transplant program does not include medications for certain conditions such as depression, blood coagulation, etc.
  • Medicaments, fluids, blood and derivatives to be used, as well as additional procedure(s) performed not included in the exact treatment would be invoiced separately on upon the conclusion of said treatment / procedure(s)


Private room with the following features:

  • Electronic patient bed
  • Equipment for disabled patient
  • Oxygen hookup
  • Three à la carte meals taking into account the patient’s preferences and / or special diets prescribed by physician
  • Fully equipped private bathroom
  • Infirmary and nursing care
  • Colour TV with national and international channels
  • Local and international phone services (extra cost will apply)
  • Safe box
  • Internet service on every floor
  • Laundry services


  • Assistance in visa issuance and extension (If needs be)
  • Each patient/ companion will be assigned a multi-lingual field member with the mandate of attending to all of our patients’ translation and personal needs;
  • 20 hours internet service;
  • Local airport pickup and drop off; and
  • Hospital pickup and drop off (if needed)

References :

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