How long does a person have to wait on the national kidney donor list? Can someone newly diagnosed with diabetes still give a kidney?

The waiting time on a transplant list is dependent on many things including blood type, age, time on dialysis, immune testing and the location of the transplant center.  If you have diabetes, you should not be a kidney donor.  Diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney disease, and it is important to have two kidneys if you are diabetic.

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