Should a person who has had a kidney transplant drink alcohol?

In fact, this is a question that is best answered by your nephrologist (a doctor that specializes in kidneys). If you've had a kidney transplant, you're taking a variety of drugs, some of which may create adverse reactions when combined with alcohol. Your doctor will know best how to answer this question because your doctor will understand your medical history, along with your currect regime of drugs. However, if your doctor gives you the go ahead, while abstaining from alcohol will surely do no harm and is the preferrable course of action - moderation is the best. As a transplant recipient, you're especially vulnerable to infection. And large quantities of alcohol will make your more susceptible to infection, not to mention the other host of unpleasant symptoms that can accompany binge drinking. Assuming you're an average size adult, a drink a day is probably OK.