Table 1.

Categories of living-donor risk factorsa

Type of Risk FactorExample
Evidence of current renal diseaseHematuria, proteinuria, nephrolithiasis
Direct risk for CKDHypertension, obesity
Reduced nephron massAge >65 yr
Genetic risk factorFamily history of ESRD in first-degree relative
Risk factor for a risk factor for CKDDiabetes in a first-degree relative, impaired fasting glucose
Cardiovascular risk factorSmoking, hyperlipidemia, hypertension
OtherBlack race, sickle trait
Combination of previous risk factorsHypertensive black patient
  • a CKD, chronic kidney disease.