Two patients with acute methanol intoxication are reported, one with acute renal failure. Both were declared brain-dead and kidneys were harvested at 80 and 130 hr after hospital admission. All four kidneys were transplanted and subsequently functioned well. In both donors who had received ethanol treatment, thrombocytopenia was present. The reluctance to use kidneys from such donors and from donors with acute renal failure before harvesting is discussed. Waiting lists for renal transplantation are growing and there is a world-wide shortage of cadaver organs. We were recently suprised to find reluctance to consider two local patients dying from methanol intoxication as suitable organ donors, and we report the outcome of four kidneys transplanted from these donors. We were unable to find any similar cases reported in the English literature.