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What does it mean to have 3 out of 6 genetics markers when getting test results as a kidney donor?

What does it mean to have 3 out of 6 genetics markers when getting test results as a kidney donor?

Variable: Hla antigens are a major factor that drives the rejection response to transplant organs. Matching refers to the number of hla antigens identified in recipients and donors; and how many are the same. Commonly six antigens; two for hla a, two for hla b, and two for hla dr are typed matched for kidney transplant. So a 3/6 match means half the hla antigens are the same. ...Read more

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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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What does it mean to have 3/6 genetics markers when getting test results for being a kidney donor?

What does it mean to have 3/6 genetics markers when getting test results for being a kidney donor?

That u r a 1/2 match: We each inherit one set of three human leukocyte antigens (hla) from each parent; thus, we each have 6 of these. The more hla matching between donor and recipient of the kidney, the closer the match, the less likely is rejection and less anti-rejection drugs need be used. The best match is 6/6, the worst is 0/6. A half match is 3/6 genetic markers=possible donor. Transplant team will decide. ...Read more

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My mother is 42y and her pet report shows that she have got hypermetabolic lymph nodes.Actually she is a kidney donor can c donate her kidnry or not?

My mother is 42y and her pet report shows that she have got hypermetabolic lymph nodes.Actually she is a kidney donor can c donate her kidnry or not?

Doctors may want...: Doctors may want to evaluate a potential kidney donor to see why she has "hypermetabolic lymph nodes". If no serious medical problem is found, the doctors may feel more comfortable having her as a donor. ...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 would be the basis for being a kidney donor match?

What would be the basis for being a kidney donor match?

Blood, Tissue match: Blood group and tissue match.Here are the websites for more information http://www.transplantliving.org/living-donation/being-a-living-donor/ and tissue match. http://www.unos.org/docs/living_donation.pdf. ...Read more

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What does kidney donor surgery entail?

What does kidney donor surgery entail?

Nephrectomy: Firstly, u need to be tissue typed to see if you are a good match for the recipient, then u must be worked up to ensure that you have 2 healthy kidneys and can afford to lose one. The nephrectomy can be done by laparoscopic assist & removed via a small incision just lerge enough to remove kidney. About 2 days in hospital for pain management, then couple of weeks off. ...Read more

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Do you have to be dead to be a kidney donor?

Do you have to be dead to be a kidney donor?

No: You may donate a kidney to a loved one, and in fact this is common between married people. In the usa, but not in many other nations, it is illegal to sell one of your kidneys. ...Read more

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I'm a possible kidney donor, can I drink any alcohol at all, what to do?

I'm a possible kidney donor, can I drink any alcohol at all, what to do?

Alcohol and kidney: The answer to your question is "yes". If you are healthy enough to donate a kidney, there are no special precautions you need to take before you donate it. ...Read more

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I am a 31yo female, I have celiac disease. Can I be a kidney donor, or should I be?

Probably : Since your kidney is not involved with the immune process that defines your celiac disease, it is unlikely that that tag alone would disqualify you.(or your kidney) Donation is major surgery and tissue compatibility and basic health would play a larger role in this process. Offering to donate if they accept you would be a great sign of support for the prospective recipient. ...Read more

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As a kidney donor what type of medication can I take for pain and inflammation? Specifically for pain associated with vigorous workouts

As a kidney donor what type of medication can I take for pain and inflammation? Specifically for pain associated with vigorous workouts

Avoid acetaminophen: Try to avoid pain meds that are secreted by the kidneys. For inflammation Acetaminophen would not be effective, would recommend Ibuprofen as an initial treatment and see how you respond. If you have other concerns contact your nephrologist. ...Read more

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How do I sign up to be a kidney donor?

How do I sign up to be a kidney donor?

On your: License if you are dead or if you want to donate only one kidney you can tell someone at your local transplant program. Call the dept of surgery. ...Read more

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How can I become a living kidney donor?

How can I become a living kidney donor?

Kidney donor: The answer to your question is too long for this space. Please go to this website for more information about your request to be a kidney donor for someone in need of a kidney: http://www.Giveakidney.Org/ good luck. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to be a kidney donor?

How dangerous is it to be a kidney donor?

See below: It is generally very safe , and you can survive on one kidney. You need to be evaluated for donating a kidney and make sure you have no health problems and you yourself have normal kidney function. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age to be a kidney donor?

Age of consent: Medico legal and ethical issues are involved , a 15 year can not donate the kidney to parents, can not give consent, . ...Read more

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What should I do while waiting for a kidney donor?

What should I do while waiting for a kidney donor?

Kidney donor: You should continue to take good care of yourself. If the degree of renal failure is such that you are on dialysis, continue with your scheduled dialysis. Work on improving your health as much as possible (weight loss, exercise, etc), so that the surgery will go as well as possible. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the basis for being a kidney donor match?

Please help! what is the basis for being a kidney donor match?

1st same blood type: Then blood is tested to see if donor ; recipient white cells match so that risk of post-transplant kidney rejection by recipient is minimized. ...Read more

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What are things to consider when thinking about being a kidney donor?

Your health: You must consider your overall health and the history of health problems in your family. Problems like diabetes and hypertension must be assesses for and controlled. ...Read more

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