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Kidney Referral Criteria

In order to be considered for a kidney transplant at University Transplant Center, patients must meet the following criteria:

  • Patient must be on dialysis for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or carry the diagnosis of Chronic Renal Failure with estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) of less than 20 ml/min.
    • Patients considered for living donor transplant do not need to be on dialysis but must meet the above criteria.
  • Patient must be medically compliant and capable of following a complex post-operative regimen.
  • Patient must have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 40. Review Jumpstart Your Weight Loss, a healthy guide to kidney transplant. (Español)
  • Patient must have Medicare, Medicaid, and/or private insurance coverage.

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Fill out the referral form

 When referring a patient to the University Transplant Center for kidney transplant evaluation, please provide the following information:

  • Patient Name
  • Referring Physician Name and Contact Information
  • Patient’s Primary Physician Name and Contact Information (if available)
  • Patient History and Physical Exam record, including lab tests and imaging results
  • Patient Insurance Information, including copy of insurance card front and back

All supporting documentation should be faxed to 210-358-0408.

Some conditions that would prevent a kidney transplant can be corrected. University Transplant Center physicians and coordinators are available to answer questions at anytime. Call 210-567-5777 or toll free 1-888-336-9633 for more information.

 
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