Kidney Transplant Evaluation in Sclero Forums (MAIN) Posted February 1, 2007 Hi everyone. It has been a while since I posted regarding my kidney transplant. I just found out yesterday that my donor was not approved because her kidneys are functioning at 50% instead of the needed 80%. Needless to say I am dissapointed. So it is back to square one, except I am now on two lists for kidneys, one in NJ and one in FL so hopefully something will come up. I had to have surgery this week to replace my catheter as it is infected. The worst part was getting stuck to get the IV in. It took4 tries and finally they used an infant's needle. I know many of you have the same problem with finding veins so I thought I'd pass it along.