I'm 21 and have IGA Nephopathy I've had it for four years and my doctor has said that in 3 to five years he expects me to need a transplant. My brother has offered me his if it comes to that. I have a few concerns about that seeing he has a 18 month old daughter and I'm not sure what are the risks associated with donating a kidney. I have a very supportive girl friend and I'm following a strict diet (low protein, low cholesterol and low sodium). I don't really know what I'm expecting with posting this but any help would be appreciated.