Renal Transplant : Further FAA Medical Workup

Apr 2014

Guidance is compiled and interpreted by professional pilots and physicians at from the 2014 AME Guide page 264, FAA and FDA web data ( &, instructions specified in the Aeronautical Information Manual, Federal Air Surgeon Bulletins from 1999-2015, and 14 CFR Part 61 and Part 67 (the FARs).

FAA Considerations
Disease Protocols - Renal Transplant

A pilot applicant with a history of renal transplant must submit the following through their AME if consideration for medical certification is desired:

  1. Hospital admission, operative report and discharge summary
  2. Current status report including:
    • The etiology of the primary renal disease
    • History of hypertension or cardiac dysfunction
    • Sequela prior to transplant
    • A comment regarding rejection or graft versus host disease (GVHD)
    • Immunosuppressive therapy and side effects, if any
    • The results of the following laboratory results: CBC, BUN, creatinine, and electrolytes

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