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How long does it take to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you a kidney?

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Dr. W. James Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: It depends

The potential donor has to undergo a thorough donor evaluation.
If all the initial tests are entirely normal, the whole process may be done in 1-2 weeks; however, if additional tests are needed, the evaluation can take several months.

In brief: It depends

The potential donor has to undergo a thorough donor evaluation.
If all the initial tests are entirely normal, the whole process may be done in 1-2 weeks; however, if additional tests are needed, the evaluation can take several months.
Dr. W. James Chon
Dr. W. James Chon
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In brief: Depends

The potential donor would need a full evaluation at the transplant center. It can vary depending on the age and the medical condition of the donor, but generally takes several weeks or months.

In brief: Depends

The potential donor would need a full evaluation at the transplant center. It can vary depending on the age and the medical condition of the donor, but generally takes several weeks or months.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. George Loss
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: It varies

It generally takes a couple of months to fully evaluate a potential donor-recipient pair.

In brief: It varies

It generally takes a couple of months to fully evaluate a potential donor-recipient pair.
Dr. George Loss
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Dr. Barry Browne
Under unusual circumstances, the workup can be pulled off in a few days but it usually takes a couple of months.
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In brief: Not too long.

The transplant center will evaluate the donor and recipient to see if doing the transplant is a good idea for both the recipient and the donor. The length of the work-up depends on the age and health of those involved and can be as short as a few weeks.

In brief: Not too long.

The transplant center will evaluate the donor and recipient to see if doing the transplant is a good idea for both the recipient and the donor. The length of the work-up depends on the age and health of those involved and can be as short as a few weeks.
Dr. Barry Browne
Dr. Barry Browne
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