In order to qualify as a living donor, an individual must be:
- Physically fit
- In good general health
- Free from substantial high blood pressure
- Free from diabetes, cancer, kidney disease and heart disease
- Between 21 and 60 years old at Penn Transplant Institute. Potential donors who are 61 and older are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Factors such as gender and ethnicity are not considered in determining a successful match.