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Requirements

A living kidney donor candidate

  • Must be at least 18 years old, over 65 years old will be reviewed on a case by case basis
  • Must not have any major medical or psychiatric illness
  • Must not smoke, or must be willing to quit smoking at least six weeks before transplantation surgery
  • Must not be pregnant
  • Can have the evaluation completed close to home, but will need to meet with the transplant team once prior to transplant
  • Although there is no charge to you or your insurance company for donation, it is recommended that a living donor have health insurance
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