A 42-year-old member asked:
Is it suggested i get abo incompatible kidney transplant?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Possibly: With appropriate treatment this is possible, the higher risk of rejection and medication side effect must be balanced against the risk of missing a chance at transplant. It might not come again for a while. Review with your transplant team.
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Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Breaking Rules OK: In some instances, it is permissible to break the ABO rules. A2 blood group donors, express less group a antigens, and may be considered as possible donors to otherwise ABO non-compatible recipients.
The experience of your transplant center with this modality is key. Please discuss further with them.
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Last updated Jan 12, 2015
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