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How many people are waiting for a kidney transplant?

How many people are waiting for a kidney transplant?

Over 90,000: Currently in the United States about 93, 000 candidates are waiting for a kidney transplant. There are about 17, 000 performed annually. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Transplant (Definition)

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


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How many people are waiting for a kidney transplant in washington, dc?

How many people are waiting for a kidney transplant in washington, dc?

Check: With the unos web site to get the exact figures, as they vary from month to month. ...Read more

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Do many people die while waiting for a liver transplant?

Do many people die while waiting for a liver transplant?

Liver transplant: A patient must be placed on a national waiting list managed by the united network for organ sharing (unos) in order to receive a liver transplant. I refer you to other resources to get an idea of how this list is generated. I could not find any statistics to answer your question specifically. The average wait time for a liver is just over 300 days. ...Read more

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What are tips for a kidney transplantation?

Observe any changes: Best advice. Listen to your transplant team and follow their instructions....Take your medications on time and refill them when needed. Come to regularly scheduled clinic visits and have your screening laboratory tests done when scheduled. Always call your transplant team if you are unsure of an issue or a new symptom develops. ...Read more

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Are there some good websites for someone soon to get a heart transplant?

Are there some good websites for someone soon to get a heart transplant?

Check with UNOS: In the United States go to http://optn.Transplant.Hrsa.Gov/members/search.Asp look for the closest centers to your location and call them for the information you seek. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How many people die each year on the waiting list for organ donation?

How many people die each year on the  waiting list for organ donation?

Over 7,000 each yr.: Over 7, 000 of the more than 100, 000 patients on the list die waiting each year. One of our patients died this weekend while awaiting a combined liver and kidney transplant. Very sad. Detailed data on organ transplantion can be gleaned from the national transplant registry at ustransplant.Org and quick facts about transplantion found at unos.Org. ...Read more

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What are the risks for kidney donors during a transplant? Can it be fatal?

What are the risks for kidney donors during a transplant? Can it be fatal?

Overall none : There can be some post operative complications sometimes, though not concerning and are related to surgery itself. Over all survival is same in the long term with some increase in bp, more often in black patients. Black and hispanic patients can develop more chronic kidney disease. 1 in 3500 donation is fatal. ...Read more

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What are the requirments to qualify for a liver transplant?

See long answer: 1. Liver irreversibly damaged by disease, or carrying a cancer that not treatable with conventional surgery. 2. Ability to withstand major surgery (basically, heart and lungs ok). 3. Ability to care for organ after transplantation (able to take antirejection meds, no ongoing alcohol or drug addiction) 4. Free of cancer (except possibly liver cancer) and infections. ...Read more

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I'm having a no cure for ms, but are there things people can do to be healthier and live longer?

I'm having a no cure for ms, but are there things people can do to be healthier and live longer?

Yes, control MS: The key is to use a potent newer agent, such as gilenya, tecfedera, or tysabri (natalizumab). Do aerobic exercise, avoid smoking, eat low fat, low sodium meals, supplement vit d, avoid hot ambient surroundings, manage stress, get relapses addressed asap. The trick is to stay ahead, the ounce of prevention. ...Read more

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Curios..2 patients are waiting for test results. Ones are normal and the others are more serious. Does doc prioritize who to contact first?

I can't speak for: Other doctors. But if I have multiple sets of labs that return on multiple patients at the same time - i will generally call the patient's whose lab results are the most disconcerting. ...Read more

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Can it make sense for someone to have pancreatitis and be on the waiting list for a liver transplant?

Can it make sense for someone to have pancreatitis and be on the waiting list for a liver transplant?

Pancreatitis ; liver: Yes, you can definitely develop pancreatitis while suffering from end stage liver disease. It is dangerous to have these conditions together, especially if the pancreatitis is severe or the degree of liver failure is significant. Liver transplant is usually the ultimate treatment but cannot be performed during an episode of acute pancreatitis until it has begun to resolve. ...Read more

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What are reasons for having a liver transplant?

What are reasons for having a liver transplant?

Need a better one: We only replace a liver when there isn't any choice. This happens because 1)there aren't enough healthy cells in the liver to continue sustaining life (tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose, poison mushroom, hepatitis c), 2)there is blockage of blood flow within the abdomen (cirrhosis) from alcohol, or hepatitis or backed up bile (biliary atresia, pbc), or (3) removal of a tumor requires removing the whole liver. ...Read more

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Why arent all alcoholics usually disqualified for a liver transplant?

Ethics: Active alcoholics are excluded for transplant. Each center has individual time demands and ways to confirm sobriety but 6 months sober documentation of a treatment program is pretty standard. Excluding them from treatment would be wrong just as wrong as excluding anyone who's actions brought their illness on. ...Read more

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What are rejection medications for a liver transplant?

What are rejection medications for a liver transplant?

Immunosuppressive : Medications used to prevent your body from rejecting the transplanted organ. Usually in the class of calcineurin inhibitors, anti metabolizes and steroids. ...Read more

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Renal transplant patient on immunosuppressives has a cold. What are some ways to treat this patient?

Similar: To non immunosuppressed patients, but the immunosuppressive doses may need to be reduced. ...Read more

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What different types of counseling are available for my family for a kidney transplant?

What different types of counseling are available for my family for a kidney transplant?

Many Available: Each transplant center should have a specialized social worker or psychologist that works with transplant patients and families. You should first ask them who would be best to respond to family related questions or counseling needs. If for some reason there are no local support staff, you should contact an alternative transplant center. ...Read more

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How many years can people stay on dialysis before dying of kidney failure?

How many years can people stay on dialysis before dying of kidney failure?

Unpredictable: Although statistics reveal the "average" life span of dialysis patients, each person has unique personal and physiologic characteristics that make predictions unreliable. Associated medical conditions, genetic makeup, comliance to recommended therapy, overall health and habits, and mental attitude can markedly modify the effect and outcome of dialysis treatments. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Kidney Transplant (Definition)

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


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