Who Cannot Be a Kidney Donor?

  • Those under the age of 18
  • Those with kidney function below 80% or protein leakage
  • Those with a history of recurrent or bilateral kidney stones
  • Those with urological abnormalities in their kidney
  • Those with advanced heart disease
  • Those who are 30% above their ideal weight
  • Those with psychiatric illnesses
  • Those with chronic lung disease
  • Those with cancer
  • Those with a history of thrombosis
  • Those with active infectious disease

The Risk of Being a Kidney Donor

The risks in kidney donors are very low. The belief that the person who donates a kidney will be half human is completely wrong, because there are many people who are born with one kidney. Those who donate their kidneys continue their normal lives. It is recommended that they have tests such as blood pressure measurement and blood and urine analysis only at certain intervals by the organ transplant center.

Physicians in the Team Making the Kidney Transplant Decision

The main team includes a transplant surgeon (general surgery, urology, pediatric surgeon, etc.), nephrology specialist, immunology specialist, and anesthesia and reanimation specialist.

If necessary, opinions are also obtained from physicians from the branches of cardiology, psychiatry, chest diseases, gastroenterology, obstetrics and gynecology, and infectious diseases.

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