Indications Common indications for Kidney transplant include:
- Advanced Renal Failure (GFR <20 ml/min)
- End-Stage Renal Disease (defined as irreversible and permanent renal impairment which requires renal replacement therapy to sustain life)
Common indications for Pancreas transplant include:
- Type I or Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Absolute Contraindications The list of absolute and relative contraindications for Kidney or Kidney/Pancreas Transplant is continually evolving as our experience with certain pre-existing conditions and diseases grows. At present, the only absolute contraindications for Kidney or Kidney/Pancreas Transplant appear to be:
- Body Mass Index >40 for renal transplant or BMI> 30 for pancreas transplant.
- Active malignancy.
- Active infection.