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Is there an age limit for a kidney transplantation?

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4 doctors agree

In brief: No absolute number

No absolute number. Infants have been successfully transplanted as well as a few recipients in their 80s.
It would be uncommon to receive a kidney transplant over age 75. The degree of co-morbidity (other diseases) are often the limiting factor, in particular heart and vascular disease.

In brief: No absolute number

No absolute number. Infants have been successfully transplanted as well as a few recipients in their 80s.
It would be uncommon to receive a kidney transplant over age 75. The degree of co-morbidity (other diseases) are often the limiting factor, in particular heart and vascular disease.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Sandip Kapur
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Many factors are considered when someone needs a kidney transplant; age is just one.
More important than age is the person's overall health and ability to tolerate surgery, the improvement in quality of life that the person may receive, and other benefits received from transplant (as opposed to being on dialysis). We have patients in their mid- to late 80's who were successfully transplanted.

In brief: No

Many factors are considered when someone needs a kidney transplant; age is just one.
More important than age is the person's overall health and ability to tolerate surgery, the improvement in quality of life that the person may receive, and other benefits received from transplant (as opposed to being on dialysis). We have patients in their mid- to late 80's who were successfully transplanted.
Dr. Sandip Kapur
Dr. Sandip Kapur
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Dr. Atul Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Yes and no

Each center can use their own measure.
The functional status is more important than just pure age. Remember wait times matter, I see you are in CA and for blood type O the wait times can be as long as 7 years, so a center may not choose somebody who is 77 and just started HD. call you transplant center. www.unos.org

In brief: Yes and no

Each center can use their own measure.
The functional status is more important than just pure age. Remember wait times matter, I see you are in CA and for blood type O the wait times can be as long as 7 years, so a center may not choose somebody who is 77 and just started HD. call you transplant center. www.unos.org
Dr. Atul Singh
Dr. Atul Singh
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Dr. Tambi Jarmi
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: No

By the new allocation system there is no age limts to receive a kidney transplant.
in our center we have an 80 years old patient who was listed for transplant

In brief: No

By the new allocation system there is no age limts to receive a kidney transplant.
in our center we have an 80 years old patient who was listed for transplant
Dr. Tambi Jarmi
Dr. Tambi Jarmi
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Dr. W. james Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: No

Decades ago, many transplant programs used to have a age cut-off (e.
g. 65 years). However, over the past 10-15 years, most programs have done away with age cut-off. What's more important is how "healthy" the potential recipient is -- in particular, how good their heart function is and how active/functional he/she is.

In brief: No

Decades ago, many transplant programs used to have a age cut-off (e.
g. 65 years). However, over the past 10-15 years, most programs have done away with age cut-off. What's more important is how "healthy" the potential recipient is -- in particular, how good their heart function is and how active/functional he/she is.
Dr. W. james Chon
Dr. W. james Chon
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