Qualifying for a transplant
You will qualify to be on the kidney transplant list or receive a living kidney donation if you meet the criteria below.
If you have questions about your health, please ask your doctor or kidney transplant coordinator.
You may not be able to be considered for a kidney transplant if you:
|18 years or older||end-stage kidney disease or insufficiency (likely needing dialysis)||have an infection|
| ||life-expectancy of two years or longer||have a cancer that could spread or return, is not completely treated, or you have not been tumor-free for two to five years after the last treatment|
| || ||are a high risk for anesthesia|
| || ||have any illness that would keep you from rehabilitation|
| || ||have dependency to alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medicine|
| || ||are unable to follow a new lifestyle routine|
| || ||are HIV positive|
| || ||have severe obesity (body mass index greater than 40)|