The Referral Process

Children's of Alabama utilizes a team approach of comprehensive care that includes the referring physician. The patient referral process is designed to be straightforward and simple for the referring office and the patient.

Step One

A demographic and clinical summary sheet is completed and sent to the Transplant Team with copies of the following patient records:

  • Recent medical history and physical or clinical summary
  • Laboratory data and clinic notes
  • Hospitalization records
  • Renal biopsy, radiology, renal ultrasound, and VCUG
  • Blood type
  • OP notes
  • Discharge summaries
  • Immunization records
  • TB skin test
  • Dental records/checkup

Step Two
The information is reviewed by the surgical team and insurance authorization is obtained.

Step Three
After authorization is obtained, a transplant evaluation is scheduled.

Pediatric Transplant Program at Children's of Alabama

1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
www.ChildrensAL.org/transplant

The Solid Organ Transplant Office
Phone: 205-638-6631
Fax: 205-638-2319

Gwen Gardner, RN, MS
Administrative Director, Transplant Services
205-638-9828

Robin Lynn Greer, RN
Coordinator, Liver Transplantation

Cindy Richards, RN
Coordinator, Kidney Transplantation

Kari Pietsch, RN
Coordinator, Kidney Transplantation