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Doctor insights on: Kidney Donation For Money

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Will i need ss# for kidney donation?

Will i need ss# for kidney donation?

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 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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What health factors are considered for a kidney donation?

What health factors are considered for a kidney donation?

Everything: In order to donate a kidney you have to be the healthiest person in the hospital that day. A strong family history of kidney problems are a negative as are medical problems you have that could affect your kidneys. ...Read more

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How long is a live kidney donation surgery for the donor?

How long is a live kidney donation surgery for the donor?

2.5 to 4 hours: There is some variability, but the surgery can last from 2.5 to 4 hours. The procedure can be done laparoscopically or via a larger incision (open donor nephrectomy). The recovery time for a laparoscopic donation is usually shorter than the open donor nephrectomy. ...Read more

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Friend recently had a double transplant; kidney and liver. How old do you have to be for kidney donation?

Friend recently had a double transplant; kidney and liver. How old do you have to be for kidney donation?

Over 18 to donate: If the us, one must be over 18 to donate an organ. A person under 18 may donate one if his/her parents sign the consent document for the donation. ...Read more

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How exactly is living kidney donation done?

How exactly is living kidney donation done?

Learn about donation: It is such a general question. I encourage you to visit the National Kidney Foundation's website on living donation: https://www.kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonors ...Read more

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Please describe the minimum age for kidney donation?

Please describe the minimum age for kidney donation?

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 more

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What is the likelihood of getting a kidney donation?

What is the likelihood of getting a kidney donation?

Hard to know: The fastest source is a donated kidney, awaiting a cadaveric kidney could be short or very long depending upon your blood type and the availability of organs. We need more organs to transplant. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of inter vivos kidney donation?

What are the dangers of inter vivos kidney donation?

See below: If you mean between relatives, it is encouraged.In extreme rare cases the re may be recurrance of the disease in the receipient, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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If I am a smoker am I eligible to be a kidney donation recipient?

If I am a smoker am I eligible to be a kidney donation recipient?

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 more

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