Even if you fulfill the criteria in the previous section, you may not be a candidate for a kidney transplant if any of the following are true for you:
i Severe heart disease i Failure of other organs such as the lungs and liver i Active cancer i Abuse of drugs or alcohol i Psychological instability 1 Body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 1 Age greater than 75
These risk factors make the transplant much more dangerous; you're more likely to die from the surgery or quickly reject the kidney.
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