Living Donor Requirements
Living donors should be in good overall physical and mental health and older than 18 years of age.
Some medical conditions could prevent you from being a living donor. Medical conditions that may prevent a living kidney donation may include uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, HIV, hepatitis, acute infections, or a psychiatric condition requiring treatment.
Since some donor health conditions could harm a transplant recipient, it is important that you share all information about your physical and mental health.
You must be fully informed of the known risks involved with donating and complete a full medical and psychosocial evaluation. Your decision to donate should be completely voluntary and free of pressure or guilt.