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In order to ensure every donor is prepared, both physically and emotionally for their donation, patient education and evaluation will be coordinated for all living donor candidates while maintaining confidentiality with a separation of donor and recipient teams. Services also include long-term monitoring of health status after the donation surgery has occurred.
Generally speaking, living donors are in excellent health and undergo an extensive screening process. The final candidacy of each donor is determined after review of the evaluation by the End Stage Renal Disease Selection Committee.
To be considered an appropriate donor a person must be/have:
Potential reasons someone might not qualify for living kidney donation include:
Absolute reasons someone might not qualify for living kidney donation:
Transplant centers are required to submit data on the outcomes of living kidney donors for a minimum of two years following donation. Living donors have a normal life span and require no special diet or restrictions.