A 21-year-old male asked:
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can you donate a kidney after having an appendectomy? if yes, how long do you have to wait?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: You need to be in good health, healed from the appendectomy, and be a match for the recipient.
Answered on Jul 25, 2013
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Dr. Irina Kovatch
13 years experience General Surgery
In at least some states, if you're not a match, there is a swap program, where you can donate a kidney to someone else and a matched living donor with equivalent kidney function will donate a kidney to your loved one.
Jul 25, 2013
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Totally healed and no infections.
Answered on Jul 24, 2013
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
36 years experience General Surgery
6 weeks: Your body should recover almost fully after 6 weeks and you could donate if you meet the other stiict criteria.
Answered on Apr 13, 2014
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