What tests will my live donor do?
If you are having a live donor kidney transplant, your donor will be doing their own tests during this time to check that they are healthy enough to donate one of their kidneys to you.
Remember, donors will only be accepted after they have passed all of their medical tests.
The donor's tests will be done independently from your tests. To protect their privacy, the donor's test results will not be shared with you, and to protect your privacy, your test results will not be shared with the donor.
Occasionally, your live donor might have a health issue that needs to be discussed with you before the transplant can proceed.
Sometimes you might have a health issue that needs to be discussed with the donor.
In both cases, the transplant team will explain why this is and get the other person's permission to share the health information between your donor and you.