Emigration - is it possible?

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Emigration - is it possible?

Postby pgt67 » Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:35 am

I have been asked if it is possible for a transplanted patient ( kidney/pancreas) to emigrate to Australia from the UK.

I personally would have thought the answer would be no but if anyone knows someone who has done this or has knowledge of emigrating after transplantation i would like to hear from you :lol:
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Re: Emigration - is it possible?

Postby JMan » Sat Jun 26, 2004 12:12 pm

pgt67 wrote:I have been asked if it is possible for a transplanted patient ( kidney/pancreas) to emigrate to Australia from the UK.

I personally would have thought the answer would be no but if anyone knows someone who has done this or has knowledge of emigrating after transplantation i would like to hear from you :lol:


Australia is a particular case as it is still part of the commonwealth and GB has a reciprocal arrangement I beleive for dialysis and prescriptions.

HOWEVER. Immigration is a bit more permanent. I know someone who immigrated to Aus and there is a fairly strict 'points' system to become an Aus resident based on education, skills, employment/employability and health. How this affects a transplant patient I am not sure but presumably somewhere like Australia House in London (the Aus High Commision http://www.australia.org.uk/welcome/html/) and this site :http://www.immi.gov.au/

should get you some of the info you need and leads for contact etc.

Hope this helps.
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