We evaluate your health carefully to be sure that being a living kidney donor will not harm you. Sometimes during the testing we find health problems that the donor did not know about. If this happens to you, we will refer you to a specialist or back to your family doctor. If you are thinking about getting an insurance plan like life insurance, disability insurance, or critical illness insurance, you should do it before the evaluations start. If we find health problems that you did not know about during the evaluation, it might be hard to get insurance. This is a personal decision. You do not need to have insurance to be a donor.
The evaluation process is divided into two phases.