Flying after a kidney donation


Well-Known Member
I'm considering donating a kidney. I've researched the health effects, but haven't found information on getting my medical. The obvious question is: will I still be able to? The second, what will be different versus what I do right now to get my second class? Thank you in advance.

My Flight Surgeon

Sr. Aviation Medical Examiner
Yes you can. You will need to report the surgery on the next physical.

There will be nothing different. I did a physical on a kidney donor last week - same exam and no extra paperwork.


Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens
Just gotta say, Wolfy, my level of respect for you just went up a few notches. It's a brave and unselfish person to even think seriously about donating a kidney. You're good people, man.