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« on: January 21, 2020, 05:53:43 AM »

How old were you when you received your kidney transplant?
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 07:05:56 AM »

Hi Athena, I was 20
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1983 high proteinloss in urine, chemo, stroke,coma, dialysis
1984 double nephrectomy
1985 transplant from dad
1998 lost dads kidney, start PD
2003 peritineum burst, back to hemo
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2020, 07:17:00 AM »

Hi Athena, I was 20

Thanks Cassandra. Do you know what the upper age limit may be to receive a kidney transplant?
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2020, 07:31:31 AM »

I was 55.

I am not aware of an upper age limit, but each center may have its own rules or guidelines.

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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 10:41:02 AM »


Do you know what the upper age limit may be to receive a kidney transplant?

In Britain it is 60, but they take the patient's physical health into consideration and can move that a bit up or down, depending.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2020, 10:42:26 AM »

I was 65, as was my donor. No one mentioned an age limit at my center.
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2020, 07:30:14 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2020, 08:46:01 PM »

Hey. I was 13.
But my friends Dad needs a kidney Tx and she was gonna donate but then he got prostate cancer. They said he needs at least 3 years w clean scans, which brings him right under their age cutoff at age 80.  Oh, this is for a live donor, he was too old to go on their deceased tx list.  I would imagine each center has its own rules for age. 
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2020, 06:09:31 AM »

I was 69. I was seven years on the transplant list which seems to be the norm here in Southern California. My donor was mid sixties.

At my last clinic visit pre-transplant, the doctor timed me walking up and down the hallway and administered memory and written cognitive tests. I got the impression that this type of testing would be done each year at my annual pre-transplant visit to ensure I was not too frail or too "old" to withstand surgery and to have a good outcome.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2020, 07:11:26 AM »

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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2020, 12:42:05 PM »

The guy who sat next to me for my first two years was 75 at the time of his transplant the donor was a relative.
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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2020, 09:50:12 AM »

Many thanks for the replies everyone. It seems we have a problem in Australia & New Zealand. The maximum age they'd consider someone for a transplant is 50 years. What a bummer!
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2020, 12:28:33 PM »

Many thanks for the replies everyone. It seems we have a problem in Australia & New Zealand. The maximum age they'd consider someone for a transplant is 50 years. What a bummer!

This just seems so unfair and discriminatory.

Does this "rule" apply to people over 50 who may have a living donor lined up? 
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2020, 10:54:45 AM »

Many thanks for the replies everyone. It seems we have a problem in Australia & New Zealand. The maximum age they'd consider someone for a transplant is 50 years. What a bummer!

This just seems so unfair and discriminatory.

Does this "rule" apply to people over 50 who may have a living donor lined up?

Moosemum, I'm not sure but I wouldn't be surprised if age restrictions are lifted if there is a living donor.
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2020, 05:02:34 PM »

At the tx hospital for me, 55 is the cut off for a kidney/pancreas transplant, however, they have not stated one for single kidney tx. For instance, I know of senior citizens who have received a kidney tx from the same center.
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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2020, 06:06:03 PM »

Many thanks for the replies everyone. It seems we have a problem in Australia & New Zealand. The maximum age they'd consider someone for a transplant is 50 years. What a bummer!

Athena, Please provide a source for this blanket statement.

I know of plenty of people over 50 who have received cadaver transplants  in Australia and even a couple of kiwis.

You may have anecdotal/personal experience which may or may not be related to a specific circumstance but there is not a age limit of 50 in these countries as far as I am aware.

If you can provide an appropriate source linke, ie from the Government or similar, to support your claim then I am happy to be corrected.

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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2020, 05:01:33 PM »

I was 38 years old and celebrating my 11th year post transplant in March 2020
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