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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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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


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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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What are the long-term effects of donating a kidney and what precautions should a kidney donor take?

What are the long-term effects of donating a kidney and what precautions should a kidney donor take?

None Remain healthy : One normal kidney is enough to sustain life, however in later years if develops diabetes, hypertension, etc if treatments are neglected may damage the remaining kidney ( same even if two kidneys are present). ...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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If somebody has a very long history of extremely high blood pressure (untreated) can they become a kidney donor?

If somebody has a very long history of extremely high blood pressure (untreated) can they become a kidney donor?

I do not not think : So, but up to the donor center to decide if he have any kidney effects from the high blood which is not treated. ...Read more

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What are the criteria for being a kidney donor?

What are the criteria for being a kidney donor?

There are many: It requires an extensive answer--you need to check with your local transplant center. In general you need to be healthy, have two normal kidneys and have no major surgical risk or risk for future disease that effects kidney function. Organ donation needs to be voluntary, free of coercion, and remember it is a felony to give or accept valuable consideration (money) for donation. ...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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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

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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