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new tattoos & donating a kidney,,,
sweetlovagirl83 posted:
would like to get a new tattoo but i plan on eventually donating a kidney. does anyone know the wwait time betyween getting a tattoo & donating a kidney?
MrsCora01 responded:
Interesting question and I have no clue. I would check with the donor coordinator of the center where you plan to donate and find out what they have to say. Let me know when/if you hear anything. I'd love to know.

John-SKPT responded:
I don't know any strict time limits either, but my suggestion would be to wait until the donation is done first.

There are SO many potential viruses that are no problem for average folks, but can be deadly to recently transplanted patients. And not all of them are easily tested for.

So there is a chance that the surgeons would turn you away as a donor, just because of the additional--and avoidable--risk.

Just wait on the tattoo.
Lainey_WebMD_Staff replied to John-SKPT's response:
I agree with John.
itsmerry responded:
Have you gotten any more info on this? We live in Ohio, USA and my daughter got a tattoo about a month and a half ago from a reputable tattoo parlor and is interested in donating a kidney to a family friend. We are all over the web trying to find info but can't seem to find any regulations for donor evaluations in Ohio. Any info would be helpful (and if I find anything out as well I will be sure to let you know!) Thanks, Merry

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