What makes a good transplant candidate?
Many people with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end stage kidney disease (ESKD) can be good candidates for a kidney transplant, and every person has the right to a transplant center referral.
People of different shapes, sizes, ages, races and health are able to receive a kidney transplant.
In order to get on and stay on the kidney transplant waitlist, here are some common guidelines from transplant centers:
- Younger than 80-years-old
- Not too overweight
- In decent health overall
- In a permanent residence
- Responsible as a patient
- Connected to a support system
- Healthy heart
- Close to a transplant center
Work with your kidney doctor (nephrologist) and care team to see how you can stay transplant ready.
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