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Hi. I have had a kidney transplant since July 2000. Both the kidney and I are keeping on keeping on (I hope). Perhaps I missed it, but has your Mother's liver failed, or is it failing? Although not a doctor, if the liver has failed then the time window in which to do a transplant is very limited. One ironclad transplant rule, at least for kidney transplants, is that a patient's body mass index (BMI) must be below 39 (I believe). BMI is calculated by using the patient's weight and height. God bless you and yours at this time.

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@john1492, Welcome to Mayo Connect. I am happy that you have joined this discussion to support one of our members. From my own experience that is the most wonderful reward of participating in the Mayo Connect discussions – to be able to use our own experience to walk with others and to lend our support.

John1492, I would like to know more about your kidney transplant experience.
Here are some discussion groups that I want to share because I think you will find them both interesting, as well as a good place to say, "Hi".

-I think that you might have some early recovery experience that would be both welcomed in this discussion by some of the newer transplant recipients. Transplants > Post Transplant Surgery and Early Recovery: What's normal? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/post-liver-transplant/

-Changes after Transplant > https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/changes-after-transplant/

– Living Life after your Transplant > https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/living-life-after-your-transplant/

John1492, Hope to see you soon.
Rosemary – liver/kidney 2009