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How To Get Higher On Transplant List Kidney
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
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 more
On the UNOS computer: In the US, organs are "allocated" through a computerized system. Only patients actively on the UNOS computer have access to organs. All donors are entered into the computer too. Based on factors that are specific for each organ such as waiting time, ABO blood type, geographic location, Pt size, closeness of matching of HLA type, etc. A "list" is generated for each organ for each donor. ...Read more
I always think im gonna go ill or get illl it just scares only felt like this since I had my kidney transplant in 2001?
Don't: The point of a transplant is to life life. You had your transplant in 2001 and I am presuming you have not been ill. This is 14 yrs! Risk of infection goes down. Just be sensible in what you do, go about life and enjoy your life. Even if you get an illness most can be dealt with, so enjoy and take your meds. Happy that your kidney is 14 yrs old and am sure you can get many more out of it!! ...Read more
Breaking Rules OK:
In some instances, it is permissible to break the ABO rules. A2 blood group donors, express less group a antigens, and may be considered as possible donors to otherwise ABO non-compatible recipients.
The experience of your transplant center with this modality is key. Please discuss further with them. ...Read more
Yes: More than 90% of renal transplant recipients whose kidney fails years after transplant will get resisted for a re-transplant. However, the waiting time for these patients are no different than people waiting for their first kidney transplant. ...Read more
Unreliable patients: For every kidney txp performed, either a live donor's life was put on the line (for the operation), or another pt on the waiting list will die because the organ was given to this pt. So, it is only fair to perform txps for pts who are expected to survive at least several yrs and will actively care for themselves. Too sick, or out of condition, or uncaring, or unreliable pts must be told no. ...Read more
Go get evaluated: Assuming you have advance chronic kidney disease, you should ask your physician to refer you to a nearby transplant center where you can be begin your evaulation for a kidney transplant. You will be provided with your treatments options, including obtaining a living vs. Deceased donor kidney. Deceased donor kidneys generally require placement on a list for a minimum of 3-4 years so it would be e. ...Read more
You should seek and make an appt to see a transplant center ASAP. For a young person as your self transplant is the best option. Depending on your state and blood type wait times can vary. Remember you can listed in more than one state and more than one center. You just have to pick a primary center. Do your home work. UNOS is the body that regulates transplant in USA.
http://www. Unos. Org ...Read more
Absolutely: Kidney transplants are performed in patients of all ages and after any period of dialysis. ...Read more
"Free" all over USA: If you need a transplant due to irreversible kidney failure, there are centers all over USA that can evaluate you and do transplants if needed. All results for all centers are on internet - http://www. Srtr. Org/. If you have insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and health exchange insurance) will cover costs of donor and recipient almost always near 100%. ...Read more
Unlikely: Many logistical issues make it difficulty. Unless you have a health insurance in the U.S., the cost of transplant surgery will be prohibitively high and most tx programs will not accept you. For deceased donor kidney transplants, one has to wait just like U.S. nationals (ave. 5 yrs) and they need to be able to get to the transplant center in ...Read more
Non family donor OK: The living kidney donor does not have to be a family member as long as the blood types are compatible and the recipient does not have antibodies against the donor's proteins. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: For the sense of humanity & political correctness, yes but for reality, no. Remember: Nothing is free but always comes with a price. Who is going to pay such a price? That get be paid by someone fulfilling their obligations to stack the resource for someone to take away at asserting their rights. ...Read more
Now: Since you are waiting for a kidney transplant, you must have signifcant renal damage. This damage can lead to may medical issues that you will have to face prior to a renal transplant. Thus you should have the full support of the person who is interested in you. So, this individual should be aware of your medical problems so the can plan acordingly as well. ...Read more
How long does it take to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you a kidney?
It depends: The potential donor has to undergo a thorough donor evaluation. If all the initial tests are entirely normal, the whole process may be done in 1-2 weeks; however, if additional tests are needed, the evaluation can take several months. ...Read more
Please tell me how long it takes for to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you one?
Transplant center: It depends on the transplant center. On an average, it takes about 3 months if all the tests for both donor and the recipient are done expeditiously. However, it can take upto 6 months, if the recipient has to be prepared for the surgery. It is best to call the transplant centers and speak to transplant coordinator who can outline their process in that center, . ...Read more
No.: A hematoma is a blood clot, that occurs after bleeding in the tissues. It can form in any surgical wound, including a kidney transplant. It can occur after kidney biopsies. A hematoma is not a normal finding. Most are absorbed by the body naturally. However, if quite large, greater than 10-12 inches, they may cause harm and need to be surgically drained. ...Read more
IMPOTENCY: Often timed the disease that caused end stage renal state effects the flow and erectile function. There are many viable options for treatment ...Read more
Yes, but risk is low: All transplanted organs come from human beings and can transmit infectious disease or cancer. To prevent unintentional passage of a new disease with the organ, careful laboratory testing, behavioral screening of donors, and visual assessment of the organ (by the surgeon) are combined. If there is extra risk because of 1 or more factors, the team usually reviews the information pre-txp with you. ...Read more
Infection risk: Almost every transplant of any organ must be treated with medication to prevent the immune system from rejecting the organ. These medications make it harder for the immune system to do its other jobs too. That includes fighting infection. Your child should see a doctor anytime you suspect he/she is sick because of possible complications. ...Read more
My son needs a kidney transplant and doctors will not put him on the transplant list. What should I do?
Outside referral: As a potential recipient, the patient has the right to be referred to another facility for a second opinion if the original center does not find him/her to be a suitable candidate. However, one should try to ascertain the rationale for this and correct any deficiencies (is your son compliant with his meds, therapy) before going for a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Can man 50 years old done fir him kidney transplantation 7years ago married and get children as normal man?
Needs good care: Typically, a man will have normal fertility after kidney transplant. Graft life expectancy depends on proper care and medical compliance (taking all your meds) and varies somewhat by center but may be ~8 to 12 years for a cadaveric donor or ~12 to 20 years for a living donor. Actual life expectancy can of course be longer. When the kidney fails, you will need dialysis or re-transplantation. ...Read more
Had a kidney transplant 6 months ago. Can I go work in a malaria area and what happens if I get malaria? There is medical facilities
Yes-at a parlor: As long as the tattoo is done at a reputable tattoo parlor with sterile equipment, you should be ok. I advise patients to wait until their steroids are stopped or reduced to a low level as this may affect the cosmetic outcome. It's always a good idea to discuss this with your doctor before proceeding. ...Read more
Yes if very active: Transplant teams consider how old a person seems medically, not the # of years of their age. A 76 year old who cannot walk 1 block is probably not in good enough condition to survive and thrive from a transplant for long enough to justify the use of that kidney. But, a 76 year old who is quite active and does not have other major medical problems, may have the best chance for long life with a txp. ...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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