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Kidney Transplant Program

Qualifying for Kidney Transplant

Patients must meet some basic criteria in order to be considered a potential transplant candidate.

The following patients may be considered potential candidates for kidney transplantation:

  • Patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease on dialysis.
  • Patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (stage V with calculated or estimated GFR <20ml/min).

All patients must be fully evaluated by the transplant team to determine if transplantation is the best treatment option.

There may be times when transplantation is not the best treatment option for patients. Patients will be considered on an individual basis to determine whether the benefits of transplantation will outweigh the risks.