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Can you be a living donor if you have tattoos

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Browne
34 years experience General Surgery
Yes: As long as the tattoo was done by a reputable shop, you should be fine. Amateur tattoo artists don't always use sterile technique which may lead to tr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Loss
32 years experience Transplant Surgery
Your local center: Contact your local transplant center or the transplant center of your choice. If you have a specific recipient in mind, that person will have a transp ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Yes: It would depend on what was the cancer, how long ago it was treated, was it cured and for how long, the specific drugs used, and the current condition ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I wouldn't try: An infant should be able to do ok without the missing 1/3 of the colon.Some adults actually have a large amount of their colon removed due to a variet ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Donor for what?: If you mean kidney ?If you are interested in being a living donor, you should contact the living donor kidney program (410-328-5408) to request a que ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Contact Tx Program: I believe you are referring to being an altruistic organ donor. In order to be able to donate, one has to undergo a very thorough donor evaluation th ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Contact center: If you have a friend or relative that needs an organ transplant, contact the transplant center they are listed at. They will initiate a medical work- ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
38 years experience Transplant Surgery
At transplant center: Being a living donor is an amazing gift that saves a life. Donation happens at a transplant center - find 1 through the UNOS website. Theres an extens ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: You could give your kidney to your brother and sister or any other person after matching is done.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
By a surgeon: Transplant teams include surgeons with special training in this procedure.

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