Skip to main content

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.


    General health

    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)