I need som advice regarding donating a kidney

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  1. Csartori1988

    Csartori1988 New Member

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    First, I apologize if this has been addressed before but I could find nothing certain about this topic.

    I want to join the Army sometime next year. My brother was born with Chronic Renal Failure and I am basically a perfect candidate for donating a kidney to him. Most everything I have read says that donating/having one kidney is a PDQ but there is a possibility of getting a medical waiver for it.

    I am looking for conformation on this matter and what the possibility of getting a waiver for this is provided there are no complications that arise from it. I am not looking to go infantry. I am interested in a computer related MOS.

    Is this a possibility? How likely am I to have a waiver granted?
     
  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    1. Missing a kidney, either from birth defect through other method (donation, accident, etc) is a disqualification under DODMERB.

    2. No one can tell you if you could acquire a waiver except the program you apply to at that time.

    3. "Joining the Army" has different medical standards than the officer accession programs (Academies and ROTC) discussed in this forum.

    You may get better advice consulting a forum that discussing enlisted personnel, or speaking with a recruiter.
     
  3. Maplerock

    Maplerock Proud to be an American

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    I wonder...

    If your brother can wait, after you enlist then donate the kidney. Perhaps you would qualify for restricted line duty. Just wondering. I have no idea if the army would allow it. You are kind to be willing to perform such a selfless act. Good luck.
     
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  5. Pima

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    I will take a different approach.

    You want to go into the tech world. Have you looked into GS/contractor options.

    I.E. Homeland has an Army division. You could be tied to the Army, but not in the Army.

    The Army will not cry over your grave in 60-70 yrs. Your family will.

    Think outside of the box before you think it is one or another.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/

    More specifically for computer fields, all military related.
    https://www.usajobs.gov/JobSearch/S...248&search=Search!&AutoCompleteSelected=False

    You can have it both. You can have that tie to the military, and you don't have to worry that you will be stationed at SKorea!
     
  6. pathnottaken

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    +1 (from one who tried ROTC didn't like it, but went to DoD as civilian Engineer)
     
  7. Csartori1988

    Csartori1988 New Member

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    Thank you all for the advice and response. We have decided that we can wait so that I may join.
     

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