Transplants Candidates How Much Does Size Matter | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources |

Obese individuals often are rejected as renal transplant candidates in large part because of their increased risk for surgical complications and adverse outcomes.


This article via Renal and Urology News summarises some of the evidence to date. This includes making the point that abdominal girth may be more important in determining candidacy for renal transplantation over and above body mass index(BMI). Other medical co-morbities associated with obesity also mandate that extra attention be specifically paid to the effects of diabetes and vascular disease on potential transplant recipients.