John is a recovering alcoholic and is currently in Stage V Renal Failure. The Nephrologist office that you work for received a call stating a donor kidney has been located for the patient.


  • At what stage of renal failure should a patient be given a kidney transplant?
  • What happens to the kidneys during Stage I through Stage V Renal Failure?



Please provide a detailed answer. Im having trouble answering this for my class in medical billing and coding. Im hoping that some answers might give me a little help and then I can put it into my own words so that I then will understand.