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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.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for kidneys to become affected?

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Dr. Camilo Barcenas
Nephrology and Dialysis 53 years experience
Affected by what?: Affected by what? Question needs to be more specific in regards to the affliction of the body that may affect the kidneys.
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.
A 21-year-old member asked:

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.
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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.
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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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