How do I qualify for a kidney transplant?

The criteria to qualify for a kidney transplant is complex. If you suffer from chronic kidney disease you should meet with a nephrologist and review the risks and benefits of a transplant. After that, you should establish yourself with a transplant center where even more particulars can be discussed.

A kidney patient must meet certain criteria to be eligible for a transplant. In this video, Melissa Isbell, MD, nephrologist at Methodist Hospital, discusses the requirements.

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