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76 year old too old for KIDNEY TRANSPLANT?
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76 year old too old for KIDNEY TRANSPLANT?

My father has had type 2 diabetes for about 30 years and has many health problems including irregular heart beat, and high blood pressure (both controlled with meds) ....he's had two strokes already.   His kidneys are functioning at about 20%.   He does not want to go on dialysis (I believe at 15% you need dialysis? Correct me if I'm wrong).  He would rather just die than go on dialysis.  I was just wondering, because his doctor has never mentioned it....Is too old and/or in too poor health to be considered for a kidney transplant?   Thank you.
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Based on the heart problems, as well as the diabetes, and strokes, I am fairly certain that it would be too risky to attempt a transplant, even from a living donor. Some people do very well on dialysis though, good luck to you and your father no matter what he chooses.
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