Who is a Candidate for a Kidney Transplant 




Candidates for kidney transplantation are individuals with advanced kidney disease related to a number of illnesses, including diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney inflammation, HIV, previous history of cancer, polycystic kidneys and other conditions. Patients may be considered for transplant if they have an estimated kidney function less than 20 percent, or if they are on dialysis.

Comprehensive Transplant Care

Hahnemann is one of few hospitals in the region with the expertise to handle a wide variety of patients eligible for kidney transplantation. Examples of this expertise include:

  • Transplantation prior to dialysis.
  • Patients with living donors.
  • Patients with Type 1/Juvenile Diabetes may be candidates for pancreas transplantation with or without kidney transplantation.
  • Patients age 65 and over who are evaluated and determined to be good candidates. Studies have shown that transplantation can lead to a good quality of life and increase in the estimated life expectancy of older patients.
  • Patients with viral infections such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV who are otherwise doing relatively well.
  • Overweight patients.

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