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Can you be a living donor if you have tattoos?

Can you be a living donor if you have tattoos?

Yes: You will be carefully tested to be sure you did not acquire a transmissible virus or bacteria from the tattoo parlor. You should not have a tattoo made between the time you are accepted as a donor and the time immediately before the transplant. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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I would like to be a living donor. Whom do I contact?

I would like to be a living donor. Whom do I contact?

Your local center: Contact your local transplant center or the transplant center of your choice. If you have a specific recipient in mind, that person will have a transplant coordinator contact for you. ...Read more

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Can you be a living organ donor if you've had chemotherapy?

Can you be a living organ donor if you've had chemotherapy?

Possibly: It depends more on the nature of cancer the donor has had and how long back and of course should still have two good functioning kidneys. ...Read more

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Who qualifies to be a living donor of a baby born with gastroschisis with only 2/3 of the colon remaining?

Who qualifies to be a living donor of a baby born with gastroschisis with only 2/3 of the colon remaining?

I wouldn't try: An infant should be able to do ok without the missing 1/3 of the colon.Some adults actually have a large amount of their colon removed due to a variety of medical conditions & do well. ...Read more

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What is the first step to becoming a living donor?

What is the first step to becoming a living donor?

Contact: Contact a transplant center and tell them you want to donate. If you have a loved one hat needs a kidney contact their transplant center. ...Read more

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How to become an living organ donor?

Contact Tx Program: I believe you are referring to being an altruistic organ donor. In order to be able to donate, one has to undergo a very thorough donor evaluation that includes a full psychosocial evaluation. In the state of Arizona, several programs including U of AZ, Mayo Clinic, and BG Samaritan will be happy to evaluate you. ...Read more

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How can I become a living organ donor?

How can I become a living organ donor?

Contact center: If you have a friend or relative that needs an organ transplant, contact the transplant center they are listed at. They will initiate a medical work-up for you. If you don't have someone who needs an organ but you still want to donate one you can call any center and be worked up for altruistic donation. ...Read more

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How can I become a living organ donor ?

How can I become a living organ donor ?

At transplant center: Being a living donor is an amazing gift that saves a life. Donation happens at a transplant center - find 1 through the UNOS website. Theres an extensive evaluation that includes assessment of the medical, surgical and psychologic suitability of the person considering donation. Education about the risks is a major part of the process. It is intentionally not rapid, so careful consideration occurs. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be a living organ donor?

Is it possible to be a living organ donor?

Yes: You could give your kidney to your brother and sister or any other person after matching is done. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about being a living organ donor?

Kidney/liver/marrow: Humans can donate both organs and tissues that can be used in other humans. The most commonly donated tissue is blood - thousands of times each day. Less commonly, you can donate bone marrow, or solid organs such as kidney and liver. There are risks to all types of donation, though donating blood and bone marrow have few risks. Donating a kidney or portion of liver requires surgery with more risks ...Read more