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Can a family member with a different blood type still give a kidney to me?

Can a family member with a different blood type still give a kidney to me?

It Depends on Typing: Blood type is one of the first hurdles to identifying a candidate for organ donation. If your family member is type o, then there should not be a problem. If a -> you must be a or ab to receive; if b-> you must be b or ab; if they are ab then you too must be ab. Blood type is just one of many compatibility tests that are run. Hla typing and crossmatching are also performed prior to transplant. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...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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Can a family member be a different blood type?

Can a family member be a different blood type?

Yes: It is normal to have different blood types in a family. However, there are limits to the variation as dictated by genetics, e.g., a father with blood ab cannot have a child of blood group o. ...Read more

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Does blood type matching matter when it comes to donating kidneys?

Does blood type matching matter when it comes to donating kidneys?

In general yes: The vast majority of transplanted kidneys are ABO blood type compatible. However, in certain circumstances ABO incompatible transplants can be done after extensive preparation of the recipient. This is usually reserved for live donor transplants where the extra treatments (plasmapheresis, intravenous globulins, etc) can be done electively before the transplant. ...Read more

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What other blood type can be a match for a patient with blood type A+, for kidney transplants?

What other blood type can be a match for a patient with blood type A+, for kidney transplants?

NKF: https://www.kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonors/incompatiblebloodtype This may help understand the ABO system used in transplant. Not all centers may follow this. Remember that ABO may be compatible and yet the cross match may be positive, transplant typing is ABO and then HLA. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Does blood type affect kidney transplantation?

Does blood type affect kidney transplantation?

ABO blood type: Although ABO incompatible transplantation is done at a small number of transplant centers in the U.S., the majority of transplant programs will do transplants between ABO compatible donors and recipients. Hence, dialysis patients who are blood type O will have to wait longer for a donor kidney than other blood groups. ...Read more

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Im on dialysis, kidney failure, live donor same blood type, expearment, trick kidney with stem cells and bone marrow, how would i go about it.Get apointmet?

Im on dialysis, kidney failure, live donor same blood type, expearment, trick kidney with stem cells and bone marrow, how would i go about it.Get apointmet?

Check Internet: You should search online for info on centers engaged in this research. Can also visit: http://www.Nationalstemcellfoundation.Org/list-of-treatable-conditions/kidney-transplant/ which has link to research trials and can be a starting point to see which university/research centers are participating. ...Read more

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The clients blood typing reveals Rh antigens what blood type would the client have Rh receptive, Rh negative , Rh resistant, Rh positive

The clients blood typing reveals Rh antigens what blood type would the client have Rh receptive, Rh negative , Rh resistant, Rh positive

Rh : Rh antigens are present in every blood. You would need to be more specific. Also, they blood type (a, b, ab, 0) is not connected/related to the rh + or rh - types; they are inherited independently. ...Read more

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I got a small tattoo exactly a year ago, can I still donate blood or give blood to a relative in need with the same blood type?

I got a small tattoo exactly a year ago, can I still donate blood or give blood to a relative in need with the same blood type?

12 mo deferral: Since the blood bank cannot attest to the sterilization and cleanliness practices of every tattoo shop, they impose a temporary disqualification of 12 months after receiving a tattoo. If you are now >1 year out, should not have any problem donating. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Blood Type (Definition)

Refers to the proteins present or not present on the surface of red blood cells. The types are a, ...Read more