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Can I donate my organs if I have hepatitis?

Can I donate my organs if I have hepatitis?

Depends: It can depend on the type of hepatitis. The organs being donated, and the recepient. Even in the worst cases, corneas may still be able to be used. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Organ Donation (Definition)

Organ donation requires surgical techniques that preserve the blood vessels and vital structures (e.g., ureter-kidney, bile duct - liver) and keeps the cells of the organ happy enough to function after blood flow is stopped and the transplant conducted. A living person may choose to gift an organ (or piece of an organ) through such an operation. A deceased person may gift multiple ...Read more


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Can I donate blood if I have hpv?

Can I donate blood if I have hpv?

Yes: HPV is a localized issue like a wart (it's cousin).It does not travel in the blood. There would be HPV antibodies in the blood, but these would protect, not harm a potential recipient. In a donor center you would be asked to read through information about donor exclusions.The will also usually have you answer a computer assisted quiz about infection exposure, etc.HPV is not in these questions. ...Read more

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Can I donate blood if I have hepatitis a?

Can I donate blood if I have  hepatitis a?

Depends on Age: Per the cdc, if you acquired hepatitis a before the age of 11, you can still donate. However, if you had hepatitis a after the age of 11, then no, you cannot donate blood. Check with your local blood donation center/bank to be sure. ...Read more

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Can I donate a kidney if I had syphilis?

Can I donate a kidney if I had syphilis?

Sure!: Once syphilis has been treated and cured, there is no risk of transmission by any means: not sexually, by blood, or by organ donation. No worries! ...Read more

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What can I do if my father is a+ and i m ab+. Can i donate my liver to him?

What can I do if my father is a+ and i m ab+. Can i donate my liver to him?

Not a good match: Ab+ is a good recipient of blood and organs but not a good donor. In this matter, you should be considered the uncle scrooge of donor. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis . Can i donate blood?

I have psoriasis . Can i donate blood?

Yes: As long as you are not on medications that would effect the recipient you blood is just as helpful and valuable as anyone else's. Psoriasis itself is not a contraindication to giving blood. ...Read more

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I was told I could donate a kidney to my aunt and then found out I have type 2 diabetes, can I still donate it?

I was told I could donate a kidney to my aunt and then found out I have type 2 diabetes, can I still donate it?

No: Kidney donation from patients with diabetes is not considered as the quality of organ is suboptimal because of diabetes induced damage and more importantly patients with diabetes have high incidence of end stage renal disease and dialysis and may need transplant in the future. ...Read more

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Do I have to move my cats if my dad is having a liver transplant?

Do I have to move my cats if my dad is having a liver transplant?

Litter box far away: We worry about the infection toxoplasmosis with cats. This is transmitted by "oocysts" in their stool. So, please keep your cats indoors (to decrease risk of new infection picked up outdoors), keep them away from food surfaces, and wash hands carefully before food preparation. Your dad should not clean the litter box. This info is supported by the cdc (centers for disease control + prevention). ...Read more

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I would like to know if i can donate plasma even though i had chlamydia 10 years ago. I took antibiotic for the chlamydia im trying to donate plasma for my mother

I would like to know if i can donate plasma even though i had chlamydia 10 years ago. I took antibiotic for the chlamydia im trying to donate plasma for my mother

In : In order to donate plasma, most centers will have you fill out a health questionnaire and test you for transmissible viruses such as hepatits b and c and hiv. Contracting chlamydia 10 years ago which was treated should not be a problem. For additional information on plasma donation, i attached a website with good information. Good luck to your mom. ...Read more

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If I am a kidney donor, do I get paid for my organs?

If I am a kidney donor, do I get paid for my organs?

No: Selling organs is illegal in the United States and in most other countries as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been donating blood for 12 years. just recently they said What to do if I have hla antibodies,?

What to do if I have been donating blood for 12 years. just recently they said What to do if I have hla antibodies,?

Nothing to do: These antibodies will not cause any disorder in you. However, transfusing blood with these antibodies can cause lung disease in the recipient. You do not need to do any thing other than not donating blood. ...Read more

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Can i donate plasma if I have neurofibromatosis?

Can i donate plasma if I have neurofibromatosis?

Yes if: Plasma donors should be at least 18 years of age and weigh at least 110 pounds (50 kg). Must pass two, separately administered medical examinations, a medical history screening, and testing for transmissible viruses, before their donated plasma can be used. Neurofibromatosis does not have infectious etiology. Usually genetic or spontaneous mutation causes neurofibromatosis. ...Read more

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Can I still conceive if I have autoimmune hepatitis?

Can I still conceive if I have autoimmune hepatitis?

Yes: You can conceive if you have autoimmune hepatitis. But you need to have close follow-up with your hepatologist and gynecologist, since it is considered high risk pregnancy. Your medication/medications for autoimmune needs to be adjusted or replaced. Certain medication/medications for autoimmune hepatitis may have risk to the baby, although overall risk is low. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
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