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Are organs of a celiac patient safe to donate?

Are organs of a celiac patient safe to donate?

Yes: Should not be a problem, as long as they had good function before. Celiac can affect function of a lot of organs. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Are cancer patients where the cancer is localized to a specific organ eligible to receive an organ transplant? Just curious.

Are cancer patients where the cancer is localized to a specific organ eligible to receive an organ transplant? Just curious.

Depends: This is always at the discretion of the transplant surgeon, but largely depends on the type of cancer. Very localized skin cancers are not likely to cause an issue whereas others entail such a dire prognosis, transplant may not be an option. Also, transplant is also a treatment for some cancers in selected patients--the liver is the best example here. ...Read more

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Would a potential carrier of a rare disease be able to donate body parts, organs, or tissues?

Difficult to say: Without details of donor and recipiant ; difficult to quantify and opine. ...Read more

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What are the risks for kidney donors during a transplant? Can it be fatal?

What are the risks for kidney donors during a transplant? Can it be fatal?

Overall none : There can be some post operative complications sometimes, though not concerning and are related to surgery itself. Over all survival is same in the long term with some increase in bp, more often in black patients. Black and hispanic patients can develop more chronic kidney disease. 1 in 3500 donation is fatal. ...Read more

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Is dementia hereditary disease? What cautions should be taken to patient in order to live a safe life?

Is dementia hereditary disease? What cautions should be taken to patient in order to live a safe life?

Yes and no: If there is an illness that runs in your family you should speak to your doctor about it. There are many types of dementia. Some of them are genetically passed on while others aren't. The most common type of dementia is alzheimers disease and there are 2 forms. The early onset form is highly heritable. Alcoholic dementia is not inherited though a propensity for alcohol dependence can be. ...Read more

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When donating a kidney, what is the blood type that is universal? Explain the different blood types for donating. Ex: Rh can donate to a+ etc...

When donating a kidney, what is the blood type that is universal? Explain the different blood types for donating. Ex: Rh can donate to a+ etc...

Blood types: Blood type o negative could be given to all people. People with ab positive type can receive any blood. Blood banks still crossmatch carefully before any blood is transfused, however. ...Read more

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Is it safe for organ transplant patients to be around lung cancer chemotherapy patients who are also periodically receiving radiation?

Is it safe for organ transplant patients to be around lung cancer chemotherapy patients who are also periodically receiving radiation?

Yes, with caution: Both patient's described are immune compromised. Extra care needs to be taken around the immune compromised patient. Washing has periodically, wearing a mask, if there is anybody sneezing, or in a big public place is a good start. Consult, your physician to have periodic blood draw to check if patients are immune compromised. ...Read more

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Can a carrier (heterozygote) of the wilson disease gene donate part of his/her liver tissue for a living related donor transplant to a patient?

Can a carrier (heterozygote) of the wilson disease gene donate part of his/her liver tissue for a living related donor transplant to a patient?

Yes: Wilsons disease is a disease of copper storage. It is genetically linked. Generally speaking people who are heterozygous (are only carriers) can donate their part of thier livers. People who are heterozygous are carriers and don't have wilson's disease themselves. ...Read more

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Are there other tests to determine sickle cell anemia risk if my husband is away serving in the military?

Are there other tests to determine sickle cell anemia risk if my husband is away serving in the military?

Yes: The first step is testing you for sickle cell carrier status. If not a carrier then no further testing needs to be done. If you are a carrier then the next step is check the father of the baby. If he is unavailable you could have his parents tested. If neither are a carrier then the father can not be a carrier either. If they are carriers then the fathers chances are 50% he is also. ...Read more

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How do we check the availability of compatible donor for a patient?

How do we check the availability of compatible donor for a patient?

Cross match: Simply out in 3 ways: 1) making sure patient blood type is same or compatible with the donors. 2) mixing donor red cells with patient blood in a tube to see if there is any reaction. 3) screening patient's blood for any antibodies. If present, compatible blood is chosen to avoid complimentary antigens in donor blood. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a living kidney donation to the donor?

What are the risks of a living kidney donation to the donor?

Donating a kidney: Risks include surgical complications, having only one kidney for life, and developing progressive kidney disease due to underlying illness that might develop. These risks are all low. Another important risk is regret that you donated for the wrong reasons, such as guilt or feeling pressured. It is important to feel committed to a live donation for good reasons and with no outside pressure. ...Read more

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As a patient with common variable immune disease, is there a purpose to getting the pneumonnical vaccine (not knowing if i'll make any antibodies)?

As a patient with common variable immune disease, is there a purpose to getting the pneumonnical vaccine (not knowing if i'll make any antibodies)?

Likely yes...: Talk it over with your dr for your specific situation, but ask yourself how protective it will be if you don't get it? It has very limited downside, and if had to, could be repeated if your immune system happened to be on holiday. ...Read more

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People have anti-rejection drugs for organ replacement why can't you have the same for blood transfusions?

People have anti-rejection drugs for organ replacement why can't you have the same for blood transfusions?

It's not necessary: Rejection of a blood transfusion is called a "transfusion reaction." blood banks can almost always find a donor blood product which won't cause a reaction so anti-rejection drugs are usually not required. ...Read more

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How can the testing process start for kidney donation if you live in different states?

How can  the testing process start for kidney donation if you live in different states?

Telephone screening: Many living kidney donors are evaluated initially in their home states. The early steps include answering telephone screening questions, blood and urine tests to determine kidney function, blood type and compatibility, etc. Only if those are promising will the transplant center want you to be evaluated by a local donation center or to come to their center. Very common to work remotely. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of donating a kidney and what precautions should a kidney donor take?

What are the long-term effects of donating a kidney and what precautions should a kidney donor take?

None Remain healthy : One normal kidney is enough to sustain life, however in later years if develops diabetes, hypertension, etc if treatments are neglected may damage the remaining kidney ( same even if two kidneys are present). ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of a patient with complete liver damage if they have a liver transplant. ?

What is the survival rate of a patient with complete liver damage if they have a liver transplant. ?

Liver transplant : Actually, the survival rates following liver transplantation for acute liver failure is very good overall with as many as 90% of patients doing well at one year and long term depending on the underlying cause of the liver damage. ...Read more

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