Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard/KIDNEY DONATION

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Ski wrote at 2011-12-14 13:28:00
This doesn't sound correct because the Navy will discharge you if you have any signs of kidney diease. I dont believe they will allow a service personal donate organs. They will have to go before a medical exam board and they will not approve it. I know people that have been medically discharged because of their kidney functions were not sufficient.


John wrote at 2013-09-21 16:05:03
I have enlisted people with 1 kidney before, so as long as your one kidney functioning normally, and the other one was not lost by disease.



Service members can donate a kidney, I had a guy in my unit donate one to another guy in the unit 4 years ago, and both are still serving today.


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I am a National Guard Recruiting NCOIC, been doing recruiting jobs for the military for over 12 years and am a subject matter expert on qualifications for National Guard and Army ( as we use the same regulation) and I keep up to date on other services regulations as well. In my job, I process questionable applicants and determine eligibility, I process waivers of all types and know the regulations inside and out. I will not sugar coat my answers to you. They are usually short and to the point. If you need more in depth, ask me. Because each situation is different, alot of times you need to actually talk to a recruiter and let them evaluate your situation in person, by looking at your documents, issues etc. If I suggest this, it would be in your best interest to do so. Finally...thank you for your interest in serving this great nation of ours. Very few people can actually make the cut to serve let alone choose to do so. So thank you for wanting to and hopefully you will get a chance. Whatever branch you choose, thank you and good luck.

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