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How Many People Are Waiting For A Kidney Transplant
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
Check: With the unos web site to get the exact figures, as they vary from month to month. ...Read more
Months to Many Years: No clear answer since it depends on your degree of sensitization to hla antigens, your ABO blood type, and the region of the country you live in. It can range from months to many years. A lucky few % receive a perfectly (hla) matched kidney from anywhere in the country. These are called zero mismatched shared kidneys. The best way to reduce waiting time is try and find a willing living donor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of getting a kidney transplant? How many months/years would you normally have to wait for one?
Anything to know post-radical nephrectomy? Is there anything life threatening? When should one wait on the kidney transplant list?
Depends: If your remaining kidney is normal your likelihood of needing dialysis or a transplant is very low. In fact if you are born with 1 kidney your risk is the same as people born with 2 kidneys. Follow up of kidney transplant donors demonstrates a very small increase in risk. I would recommend a low sodium diet, avoid tobacco, avoid obesity and maintain a normal bp. Have labs checked yearly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Donor or recipient?: Donor will be sore but should be able to have sexual contact after they are released from the hospital (2-5) days for laparoscopic longer for open surgery. Recipient will also be sore and i recommend at least 2 weeks after discharge before having intercourse. Oral and manual stimulation could be performed sooner. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my dad needs a double lung transplant but possibly a kidney transplant first aswho are waiting for a transplant, actually get one in time?
Coordination: I would suggest checking with the transplantation center and asking for clarification regarding listing. In order to perform the lung transplantation, good renal function is needed. Some of the medications used in management after transplantation may affect kidney function, so this is an important clinical issue. ...Read more
My father needs a double lung transplant but possibly a kidney transplant first. Do people who are waiting for a transplant, actually get one in time?
Sometimes: There are far more people on transplant lists than organs available. Some people will die waiting for transplants, which has lead to investigation into other options for treatment. of patients, with multiple other medical problems, are likely to wind up at the bottom of those lists. ...Read more
My mother needs a double lung transplant but possibly a kidney transplant first aswho are waiting for a transplant, actually get one in time?
Donor lack: Your mother may be in the late 60's or be physiologically too old to be a candidate for those transplants. Your transplant surgeon is the only one to know. Unfortunately every year many transplant candidates never actually get to have any transplant because of lack of suitable donors in a timely fashion. ...Read more
Need a Tx Center: You need to be evaluated by the transplant team at an approved transplant center. They will go over the process and describe what is required to be wait listed for a kidney. One early suggestion, avoid any blood transfusions until you are evaluated. If you become sensitized from an elective blood transfusion, you may wait years or never receive a kidney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Major Commitment: A kidney transplant is a major surgical procedure which is followed by close attention from your doctors, nurses, and of course yourself. For those with renal failure it is the best way to approach pre-illness levels of activity and well being. It requires daily medications and close clinical monitoring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney removed from: Donor, either living related or cadaver. This kidney is perfused with ice cold saline ; implanted into recipient. Transplanted kidney is most commonly placed in low right abdomen with blood vessels anastomosed to recipient's iliac artery ; vein. Donor ureter then implanted into recipient's bladder. ...Read more
Depends on source: It depends on the donor source and ages of the donor and recipient. About 90% of all kidney recipients are alive with a functioning graft at 1 year. Approximately 55% of living kidney recipients and 40% of deceased donor kidney recipients are alive with a functioning graft at 10 years. Some kidneys have lasted over 30 years. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can happen: Children can be born without kidneys or kidney function at all. It will be hard for them to survive. Many in fact also have other congenital anomalies including severe brain deformities which limit their survival. Early childhood renal failure is usually first treated with dialysis in order to restore nutrition and growth. Transplant comes later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lot: Hopefully covered by insurance. However is cheaper in long run than permanent dialysis. There is cost of initial tissue typing ; same for proposed donors. Cost of donor kidney harvesting, whether live or cadaveric. Then cost of transplant surgery ; post-operative hospital care. ; medications (about $100k). Cheaper 2b done in turkey (about $20, 000) india or thailand where they cater to foreigners. ...Read more
Kidneys anatomically require connection to an artery for blood supply, a vein for blood drainage and the bladder for urine outflow. In a transplant a healthy kidney is disconnected from its usual attachments and moved to a new location with those 3 requirements (artery, vein, bladder). This may be an auto-txp - somewhere else in your own body; or an allo-txp -from ...Read more
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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