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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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How does one become a living kidney donor?

How does one become a living kidney donor?

Contact organ bank: Or research local hospital where kidney transplants are performed & contact their transplant or nephrology department to inform them of your wish to donate. In philly, you could call kidney transplant program at children's hospital or at u. Penn. In new england can contact www.Neob.Org. By donating you would be giving the gift of life. ...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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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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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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How long does it take to recover from being a kidney donor?

How long does it take to recover from being a kidney donor?

Good Question: About 90% of living kidney donations in the us are done using laparoscopic techniques. Most donors stay in the hospital 2-4 days; recuperate at home for an additional 2-4 weeks, and return to work after that. The time may be longer for some people, or for those who work in physically demanding jobs. ...Read more

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

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

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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

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