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A 17-year-old female asked:

Can my uncle who's in his 30's succeed the operation of a transplant kidney? he has cfr and his creatine is 8. should he be on dialysis, or operation?

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Dr. Amy Friedman
Transplant Surgery 39 years experience
Must be evaluated: Most patients in their 30's will qualify for a kidney transplant. However, they must be good surgical candidates, must accept the risks of transplant (the anti-rejection medications have important side effects), and must be good caretakers of the new organ (keep medical appointments, take their medications on time, etc). If these criteria are satisfied, transplant is a better option than dialysis.

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Last updated Mar 7, 2015

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