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

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Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
Nephrology and Dialysis 12 years experience
ABO and HLA: First ABO blood groups and then specifically hla "minor" groups are matched.

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A 20-year-old member asked:

Will giving a kidney affect my lifestyle?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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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How can I be sure I will get the right kidney for me

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Kidney transplant: Obtain the best medical care you can find. Research the best hospitals and study their statistics for kidney transplant. Google kidney transplant and follow the trail to obtain more information.
CA
A 21-year-old member asked:

Will giving a kidney affect the donor's lifestyle?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Should not: Donor should not participate in extreme sports such as automobile or motorcycle racing, bob sledding or bungee jumping. Otherwise can lead a normal life avoiding excess protein or salt in diet.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Whatexercisesshould I continue doing to keep mylow backtoned and healthy?

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Dr. Mario Diana
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Crunches-leg raises: The most important aspect of a solid and healthy lower back is a strong "girdle" and core trunk. Therefore, strengthening abs and obliques is the first step in ensuring a healthy core.
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A 61-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to feel ill and tired after passing a kidney stone?

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Possible: Pain, uti, anemia if there is heavy bleeding.

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