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Who can donate a kidney?

A suitable donor is someone who:

  •  Is over the age of 18
  •  Is willing to donate a kidney
  •  Is in good health
  •  Is psychologically stable
  •  Is capable of giving informed consent
  •  Is motivated to unconditionally improve the recipient’s quality of life
Who can not donate?

Donors should NOT have the following:

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Serious heart disease
  • Most types of cancers
  • Significant obesity

There are other health problems that may limit donors. These are determined on an individual basis.

Last updated on: December 5th, 2016