Living donor assessment
If you have someone who wants to be your living kidney donor they will probably go through a similar work-up as the same time as you. They will also have tests to make sure their kidney is healthy enough to be donated. There will also be tests to check if the kidney from your living donor is compatible or matched with you.
The process of assessment for both of you and any potential living donors can take between six months and a year depending on any issues that are faced.