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what are the criteria for matching kidneys between a donor and a recipient?

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Dr. W. james Chon
Nephrology and Dialysis 25 years experience
Donor Matching: The donor's blood type (ABO type) needs to be compatible with that of the recipient. Rh factor (+ vs. -) does not matter. You also need to be crossmatch negative (i.e. your body does not have pre-formed antibodies against the donor's protein type)

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Will giving a kidney affect my lifestyle?

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Depends: As one of our few paired organs, kidneys were i believe the first used in living donor transplants.Affect on lifestyle depends on your circumstances.I'd encourage a horseman or bull rider to stop, or quit playing sports where you are most likely to take a good hit & could injure the remaining one.If this doesn't describe your liifestyle, it likely wouldn't affect it. You only need one to live well.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Woud you please discuss the criteria for matching kidneys for donor and recipient?

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Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you please discuss the criteria used for matching a kidney donor with a recipient?

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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Blood, tissue match: Blood group and tissue match here are some websites that can give more information http://www.Transplantliving.Org/living-donation/being-a-living-donor/ http://www.Unos.Org/docs/living_donation.Pdf.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the criteria used for matching a kidney donor with a recipient?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Several: Several criteria such as age, kidney function, HIV status etc are used to determine the best match possible in addition to blood group compatibility, hla matching.

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