Who is a good donor?

All potential donors MUST go through rigorous medical testing and psychological assessments

In general, the donor must be:

  • Physically/Psychologically/Medically fit
  • Between 18 and 65 years old (exceptions for some cases)
  • A blood relative of the recipient, up to the 4th degree.

Conditions that may prevent donation

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • HIV + status
  • History of Hepatitis infection
  • High blood pressure or use of blood pressure medications
  • History of kidney stones
  • Chronic use of certain types of medications
  • Cancer
  • Mental illness
  • A strong family history of diabetes or kidney disease