What are some contraindications for living kidney donation?
The contraindications listed with an asterisk can have further work up, including a kidney biopsy, to determine the candidacy of a potential donor.
Other possible contraindications are acceptable depending on the transplant center.
For instance, certain centers will accept a Caucasian donor with hypertension if they are over 60 years of age with well-controlled blood pressure on one medication.
• Chronic kidney disease (glomerular filtration rate <80 mL/min per 1.73 m 2 )
• Active infection
• Chronic, active viral infections (e.g., HIV, hepatitis B/C)
• Active malignancy
• Family history of renal cell carcinoma
• Urologic abnormalities, including nephrolithiasis*
• Active substance abuse
• Obesity (body mass index >35 kg/m 2 )*
• Age younger than 18 years