HOW DOES A CHILD GET REFERRED FOR A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT?
Indication for and contraindications to transplantation
The cause of chronic kidney disease in childhood are varied. Children will qualify for transplants when their kidney functions falls below 20 ml/min/1.73m2. Generally, any child who requires dialysis is a candidate for kidney transplantation. Example of medical reasons that might prevent a child from being a good candidate for kidney transplantation include severe heart or lung disease, active or recent cancer (malignancy), or certain active infections and certain ethical consideration.