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Why Transplant Receiver Need Standard BMI

Posted: by MARIOLU      Time: 2012-12-22 10:48

Topics: Kidney Transplant

Details: My sister has been on dialysis for 5 years and waiting for kidney transplant for 3 years, but she is on hold because the transplant center refuse to give her a transplant until she is on a qualified on a certain BMI. Can anybody tell me why transplant receiver need stand BMI?

Expert Answer

A: There are some serious criteria and requirements ,that you may not imagine, for both transplant receivers and donators. Usually, a certain BMI is evaluated by transplant team to make sure the safety and benefits of the treatment. They may work with patients to promote wellness and lower risks, so a certain BMI can improve outcomes after the surgery.

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