Do all transplant centers use the same criteria to qualify living donors, when it comes to the anatomy of the donor’s kidneys? I am hoping to donate, but was declined by the transplant center I’ve been working with because a CT abdominal scan showed one of my kidneys has several right renal hypoattenuating foci, well circumscribed and likely cysts. The left kidney is fine, but it has 2 renal arteries. All other tests have been clear. Might there be a different transplant center with a good reputation that would consider my case?

No.  Transplant centers have always used local decisions to accept or reject potential donors.  There are no universal nationwide guidelines that are used to determine who will and who will not be accepted as a kidney donor. You can offer to donate at other centers in your area and see if others would be willing to accept you as a donor.


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