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Can You Still Be An Organ Donor If You Have Lupus
Yes: A person with lupus, could donate any organ which is healthy enough to survive the transplant, and which that person could live without. Since lupus can affect many organs, this would have to be a very careful decision for the person, their doctor, and the transplant doctor. But it's possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not exactly: Eligibility for transplant differs in countries, but in the us smoking could be one reason to be denied, but decisions are based on lots of different factors. Surgery makes healing more difficult, increases chances of bad reactions to drugs, and itself causes organ damage. Heart and/or lung transplants usually require an effort to stop smoking, which every smoker should seriously consider anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18-21 years of age: Transplant programs may vary in the age requirement for the living donor. Many programs will not routinely consider potential donors under the age of 21. Some will consider potential donors between the ages of 18 and 21. In these instances, the emotional maturity of the donor will be assessed in detail. No one younger than age 18 will be considered for organ donation. ...Read more
Panc tx alone: The majority of recipients get a kidney either simultaneously or before a pancreas transplant, but there is a group that get just a pancreas. Usually for very brittle, potentially life threatening dm1, almost always with hypoglycemia unawareness and frequent emt or er visits. Also well described following total pancreatecomy for non-malignant disease. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not during pregnancy: Kidney transplants are only performed when a patient is in a very stable condition since dialysis is available as a life sustaining treatment. However, pregnancy is very rare among kidney failure patients and this circumstance is highly unlikely to occur unless the pregnancy has itself caused kidney failure. If that happens, the patient has too much to handle all at once physically + emotionally. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It is not a contraindication.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you have a severe allergic reaction to contrast can you still have a pet scan? And also if you have diabetes can you have this test?
Yes; different chem: Typically pet scan uses a small amount of radioactive material which tends to accumulate in higher amount in more active tissues such as tumor or site of infection, thus better seen on scan. Ct contrast uses a radioopaque substance that is different than one for pet, thus you should be fine. Make sure your diabetes/sugar is under good control. Consult doc and best of luck to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me if you have mental illness will you be discharged from being an egg or kidney donar?
Would you be able to see if a patient had throat cancer if doing an upper endoscopy? How sure can you be you don't have throat cancer when result neg?
Perhaps: An upper endoscopy is a fiberoptic procedure typically administered by a gastroenterologist. The patient is usually sedated and lying down. The goal of this procedure is to look at the upper GI tract. A better exam to evaluate for laryngeal or pharyngeal cancer is a flexible fiberoptic laryngosocpy. This is performed by an head and neck surgeon. It is a smaller scope passed through the nose. ...Read more
No: Absolutely not. For kidneys, about 40% of kidney recipients receive a kidney from a living kidney donor who may be a friend, relative, spouse, etc. Living donation of liver lobes can also be performed, albeit with some increased risk. For kidneys, if you are healthy and have two normal kidneys, you can donate. This can have a tremendously positive impact on another person. ...Read more
Disclose to the: Blood bank. I do not know what pacs is, but whatever it is, you should disclose it to the blood bank where you plan to donate plasma. ...Read more
Depends: Depending on the type of cancer you have, how long you've had it or if you're actively being treated for it, you may not be allowed to donate. If you had cancer years ago and are otherwise well, you may be able to. Please check with your local blood center to see what their specific requirements are for donors. ...Read more
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