Donor evaluation

We evaluate your health carefully to be sure that being a living kidney donor will not harm you. Sometimes during the testing we find health problems that the donor did not know about. If this happens to you, we will refer you to a specialist or back to your family doctor. If you are thinking about getting an insurance plan like life insurance, disability insurance, or critical illness insurance, you should do it before the evaluations start. If we find health problems that you did not know about during the evaluation, it may be more difficult to get insurance. This is a personal decision. You do not need to have insurance to be a donor.

The evaluation process is divided into three phases. To learn more about each of the three phases, please click on the links below.

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3