Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) Questions Kidney Transplant

My brother is due for a kidney transplant. What are the chances that my kidney will work for him?

My brother needs a transplant, but the transplant list is long and he isn't considered a priority on it. The doctors have tested me and have said that my kidney will match and I am ready to go ahead. But what are the chances that his body will reject my kidney?

3 Answers

High
As long as you are healthy and you both are a match, then it's an excellent idea to donate. He should remain compliant with the medications after the transplant to prevent rejection. Non-compliance with immunosuppressants can increase the risk of rejection.
Very good chance. Living related donor kidney work very well.