Patients must meet certain basic criteria in order to be considered a potential transplant candidate. These criteria are different depending upon the type of organ(s) needed. These basic criteria are just the initial indicators. All patients must be fully evaluated by the transplant team to determine if transplantation is the best treatment option.
The following patients may be considered potential candidates for kidney transplantation:
Relative Contraindications to Kidney Transplant
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.
If you have any questions regarding whether you or one of your patients is a potential transplant candidate, please contact our pre-transplant office locally at 216.444.6996 or toll-free 800.223.2273 ext. 46996.