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Depends: Each transplant program has a slightly different set of criteria. Some will not transplant any smokers whereas others might consider smoking to be a contraindication for patients with diabetes. It is important for you to find out what the specific policy your transplant program has. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Usually: Most living kidney donors stay in the hospital for 2 days. They need to be able to eat and drink without difficulty and post-op pain needs to be under good control with oral pain meds. As to how fast one can go back to work depends on how uneventful your surgery was and what kind of work you do. On average, most of the living donors I see need 3-6 wks before returning to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Telephone screening: Many living kidney donors are evaluated initially in their home states. The early steps include answering telephone screening questions, blood and urine tests to determine kidney function, blood type and compatibility, etc. Only if those are promising will the transplant center want you to be evaluated by a local donation center or to come to their center. Very common to work remotely. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: I assume you are asking about living donation. Most kidney transplant programs will consider you if you are 21 years of age or older. Some will even consider patients who are 18 years of age. A lot depends on how emotionally mature the potential donor is and whether he/she understands the potential risks of living kidney donation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No. However, most kidney transplant program will ask you about your health insurance coverage and support system. You will need to have an annual medical follow-up after donating a kidney. At some programs, not having any health insurance is a relative contra-indication for living donor surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4-6 weeks: Although most donors are healthiest of the healthy people, the laparoscopic donor nephrectomy will put you out of commission for a good 4-6 weeks. Living donors usually require pain meds for at least a couple of weeks and they will not be able to be back to their usual level of activity for some time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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