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What Family Members may Be A Candidate For Kidney Disease Donor

Time:  2014-01-14 06:35

What Family Members may Be A Candidate For Kidney Disease DonorIn order to be a kidney disease donor, a donor must be over the age of 18. Additionally, donors must be healthy both medically and psychologically and have a blood type that is compatible with the recipient’s.

To be a kidney donor, one must have no evidence of kidney disease. What’s more, one has no any evidence of major medical conditions which would increase the risk for kidney disease in near future. The following cases can not be a kidney donor.

1. Incompatible blood type

2. Kidney disease

3. Diabetes

4. Hypertension

5. Significant cardiovascular disease

6. Active substance abuse

7. Morbidly obesity

8. Currently pregnant

9. HIV positive

Here we mainly explain three factors that prevent a family member from doating a kidney.

1. If a family member has medical conditions, such as diabetes. We know diabetes is a major medical problem which will develop some form of kidney disease. Therefore, in order to be a suitable donor, the family member must have no diabetes and the risk for developing diabetes in their lifetime is low.

2. Hypertension is a major cause of kidney disease. However, as long as the hypertension is well controlled and the family member has no other major medical comorbidities, the family member can donate a kidney.

3. For kidney donors, they should not be too fat and they should limit caloric intake and do regular exercise to keep their weight in the normal range.

To make transplantation safer and more successful, the above are the basic principles for family member. Besides, a complete medical evaluation is performed and many tests should be done, such as blood test, urine test, pulmonary function test and so on.

The above are some common principles for family member being a kidney donor, and we hope they can help you. Any further information, you can consult our online doctor.

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