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Can you still donate a kidney if you have a family history of diabetes?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but

The big picture matters more.
How strong is the family history, how healthy otherwise is the donor, & how good is the match are issues that matter whole lot.

In brief: Yes, but

The big picture matters more.
How strong is the family history, how healthy otherwise is the donor, & how good is the match are issues that matter whole lot.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Yes

You are at a higher risk of developing diabetes and consequent kidney disease; but barring other factors (it is a long check list that transplant physicians will go thru to make sure), a family history of diabetes by itself does not preclude anyone from donating a kidney.

In brief: Yes

You are at a higher risk of developing diabetes and consequent kidney disease; but barring other factors (it is a long check list that transplant physicians will go thru to make sure), a family history of diabetes by itself does not preclude anyone from donating a kidney.
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
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