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Can you get two kidneys at the same time?

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In brief: Yes

This is done in two circumstances from a deceased donor. Small child donors under age 4 in which the kidneys are transplanted together (en bloc).
Older adult donors over age 60 who have had diabetes and or hypertension or scarred kidneys with lower than average kidney function. Both kidneys will provide the recipient with a sufficient amount of renal function.

In brief: Yes

This is done in two circumstances from a deceased donor. Small child donors under age 4 in which the kidneys are transplanted together (en bloc).
Older adult donors over age 60 who have had diabetes and or hypertension or scarred kidneys with lower than average kidney function. Both kidneys will provide the recipient with a sufficient amount of renal function.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. George Loss
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Yes

This is uncommon but usually entails receiving both kidneys from a marginal brain dead donor. Transplanting both kidneys allows the recipient to receive adequate functioning kidney mass where one marginal kidney would be inadequate.

In brief: Yes

This is uncommon but usually entails receiving both kidneys from a marginal brain dead donor. Transplanting both kidneys allows the recipient to receive adequate functioning kidney mass where one marginal kidney would be inadequate.
Dr. George Loss
Dr. George Loss
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In brief: Yes

Usually one good kidney is sufficient but sometimes 2 lower quality kidneys are transplanted simultaneously in order to get a good outcome.

In brief: Yes

Usually one good kidney is sufficient but sometimes 2 lower quality kidneys are transplanted simultaneously in order to get a good outcome.
Dr. Barry Browne
Dr. Barry Browne
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