All patients needing a transplant can choose a hospital recognized by the respective state government cadaver transplant authority and register in the hospital of their choice. After registration, a panel of doctor will review your application and upon their approval, name of the patient is kept in a waiting list with a unique ID provided to each patient. The patients can check their status on the waiting list online.
The waiting time for transplant varies from patient to patient and the wait time can be longer due to shortage of organs. The organs are allocated or matched based on age, body size, health status, blood group, and tissue type.
Once a matching organ is available or allocated, the patient is informed by the hospital to reach the hospital as soon as possible. A battery of tests is performed to check if the patient is fit for transplant and if fit, transplant surgery is performed.