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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Negligible risk: No one would perform live donor kidney transplants if donation would cause death. Risk to donor is truly minimal ; are similar to the risks for underg ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: A person considering organ donation must be very carefully screened; or tissue matched, to ensure the organ will not be "rejected" by the new host. T ... Read More
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Dr. Alok Agrawal
34 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Mostly yes: Very few centers will do it if the blood group is different.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes but the donor and recipient still must be tested to see if a match occurs. Family members as donors can improve the chances of a match, but do no ... Read More
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: In order to donate a kidney, the donor and recipient must be a match. Family members are often the first choice when it come to kidney donation, becau ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
No: To prevent rejection, your a, b, & rh blood-type antigens have to be compatible. A donor cannot have any blood-type antigen that you don't already hav ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
22 years experience Urology
Kidney donation: To give your kidney you will undergo major surgery and pain will be involved. You need to be a very healthy person to donate your kidney to someone ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
46 years experience Urology
Yes: If by tubes you mean the ureter of the kidney, then yes a portion of the donor kidney ureter is transplanted into the recipient. The ureter is direct ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
46 years experience Urology
Can be safe: Kidney transplants have been done in recipients as old as 80 years, but that is very rare. What is more important than the chronological age of the p ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Browne
35 years experience General Surgery
Not too long.: The transplant center will evaluate the donor and recipient to see if doing the transplant is a good idea for both the recipient and the donor. The le ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
Not likely: Milk and other dairy products usually has very little to do with kidney stone formation. Unfortuanately, many health care providers still tell patien ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes but: A solitary kidney, if completely healthy, will be expected to provide adequate function for life. Some people are born with on kidney and they do very ... Read More
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