The Renal Transplant Coordinators focus on the organisation of the live kidney donor and their recipient and management of the deceased donor program for patients who are eligible for kidney transplant.

We assist you with arranging blood work pre transplant or donation testing, pre admission clinics, general monitoring, education for both donors and recipients and linking patients with internal and external service providers for care and assistance. We continue this care after your transplant.

You may see us for:

  • assistance in getting ready for a kidney transplant or preparing for kidney donation
  • an education session for all potential recipients, donors and their families.
  • when you attend transplant assessment clinics
  • information about becoming a potential donor
  • after care following your kidney transplant or donation

Melissa Stanley

NUM Renal Transplant Service


Melissa graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science from Deakin University in 1993 and completed a Graduate Year and Renal Postgraduate Certificate at the Austin Hospital. She has since worked in all areas of nephrology at 4 major Victorian Renal Units including acute care, haemodialysis, home therapies and transplant coordination.

Melissa has been an Endorsed Nurse Practitioner in the field of Nephrology since 2006.

Emma Vanhardeveld

ANZKX (Paired Kidney Exchange) Program Coordinator


Emma completed her nursing qualification at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and has worked in the Nephrology department for many years in a variety of different roles. Emma has worked as a Transplant Coordinator since 2005.

Belinda Jones

Renal transplant coordinator


Belinda commenced at RMH as a graduate nurse on the renal ward in 2003 and has remained in the department since. Belinda has a bachelor of nursing/public health, a post graduate diploma of Acute Care Nursing (renal) and immunization certificate.

Carmelo Mirasol

Renal transplant coordinator


Carmelo Joined the Renal transplant team in 2018 having worked for many years on the renal ward.

Narissa Andrew

Renal Transplant Nurse Practitioner

RN BN PGDACN-Renal MANP-Nurse Practitioner

Narissa has been endorsed as our transplant nurse practitioner in a role to bring improvements in care to our post-transplant patients. Concentrating on new transplant patients initially in the early phase post-transplant, Narissa brings her years of renal experience to insuring our patients receive optimal care. Narissa has been pivotal in developing our telehealth strategy and an important driver in setting up our telehealth service which particularly focuses on regional and rural patients.

In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.