Make a Plan - Transplant Choice: Kidney Transplant

Guidelines determine if you are a candidate for kidney transplant. Guidelines are set by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN), and each transplant center.

Candidates must:

  • Have irreversible kidney failure
  • Be medically and psychologically stable
  • Be in overall good health
  • Be immediately reachable by phone
  • Take prescribed medicines
  • Keep appointments
  • Report symptoms

Additional requirements

  • Transplant center will conduct full medical and dental evaluation
  • Transplant programs may have other criteria

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