Kidney Transplant

Urology—Kidney Transplant

Kidney TransplantThe FAA has issued authorizations for special issuance to more than 100 pilots who have undergone successful renal transplant. A six-month stabilization and observation period is required after surgery before making an application for medical certification.

Complete documentation is critical to receiving timely approval of your application, so the following information will be required for review by the FAA:

  1. Complete records of hospitalization, including admission history and physical, operative report, pathology report, and discharge summary
  2. Current status report from your treating physician, including:
    • The etiology (cause) of the primary renal disease
    • History of hypertension or cardiac dysfunction
    • Comments regarding your medical condition prior to transplant;
    • Physician's comment on rejection or graft versus host disease (GVHD)
    • Immunosuppressive therapy and side effects, if any
    • Current laboratory reports, including: CBC, BUN, creatinine, electrolytes

How/Where to Submit to the FAA

Helps you find the contact information for submitting your medical records.

Updated October 27, 2009