Kidney Donor Process

  • Donor Completes Donor Medical History Screening Form & submits it directly to the transplant coordinator
    • The following criteria exclude consideration as a kidney donor:
      • Weight over 35% BMI
      • Uncontrollable Hypertension or History of hypertension
      • HIV
      • Diabetes
      • Active Malignancy, or Incompletely treated malignancy
      • Evidence of acute symptomatic infection (until resolved)
      • Diagnosable psychiatric conditions requiring treatment before donation including any evidence of suicidality
    • Social Worker Evaluation
    • Lab Work Evaluation w/ Transplant Coordinator
      • *Potential Cross-Matching May Occur. ONLY if you have an Intended Recipient*
    • Nephrologist Evaluation
    • Transplant Surgeon Evaluation
    • Financial Coordinator Evaluation
    • Transplant Committee Meeting: Internal evaluation of donor by transplant committee, if approved they will continue to the next array of testing.
    • Chest X-Ray | Required Annually
    • EKG | Required Annually
    • CT Abdomen/Pelvis
    • Pap Smear (FEMALE PARTICIPANTS ONLY) | Required Annually
    • Mammogram (40+ YR OLD FEMALE PARTICIPANTS ONLY) | Required Annually
    • Colonoscopy (PARTICIPANTS OVER 50+ YRS OLD ONLY) | Required Every 5-Years
    • Echocardiogram (PARTICIPANTS OVER 50+ YRS OLD ONLY) | Required Annually
    • Stress Test (PARTICIPANTS OVER 50+ YRS OLD ONLY) | Required Annually
    • Cardiac Clearance (PARTICIPANTS OVER 50+ YRS OLD ONLY) | Required Annually
    • Health Information entered into a Donor Data-Base to find ideal pairing OR Schedule surgery with intended recipient, if there is a match.