What are the weight requirements for a Kidney transplant recipient?

Posted by jl3johnlomax3 @jl3johnlomax3, Jul 17, 2022

Weight requirements for kidney transplant

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Usually the transplant team wants your BMI to be less than or equal to 35. We often see patients with higher BMIs and give them a weight loss goal if needed.


Welcome @jl3johnlomax3. As @pdennis explains, usually transplant teams like your BMI to be less than or equal to 35. At Mayo, patients with higher BMIs may work with the team on a weight loss goal and transplant eligibility.

John, has BMI been mentioned as a possible limiting factor in your getting a kidney transplant? How are you doing?

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