Selection Criteria

Kidney Transplant Selection Criteria at University Hospitals

Each person’s journey to transplant is unique. Generally, a kidney transplant is indicated for patients who are suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These patients are in Stage 4 or 5 of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Each patient completes an evaluation to determine if they are a suitable candidate for a kidney transplant. University Hospitals Transplant Institute reviews the following information for every potential kidney transplant candidate:

  • Current health condition
  • Past medical history
  • Psychosocial history and evaluation
  • Lab results
  • Medical testing results
  • Financial status

Not all patients are candidates for kidney transplant. The following conditions may complicate a kidney transplant or make it less likely to succeed:

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