Selection Criteria

  • Must be between the ages of 18-60

  • Less than 30% body fat is ideal

  • The following criteria exclude consideration as a kidney donor:

    • uncontrollable hypertension or history of hypertension with evidence of end organ damage

    • 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