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My mother is 42y and her pet report shows that she have got hypermetabolic lymph nodes. Actually she is a kidney donor can c donate her kidnry or not?

My mother is 42y and her pet report shows that she have got hypermetabolic lymph nodes. Actually she is a kidney donor can c donate her kidnry or not?

Doctors may want...: Doctors may want to evaluate a potential kidney donor to see why she has "hypermetabolic lymph nodes". If no serious medical problem is found, the doctors may feel more comfortable having her as a donor. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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How dangerous is it to be a kidney donor?

How dangerous is it to be a kidney donor?

See below: It is generally very safe, and you can survive on one kidney. You need to be evaluated for donating a kidney and make sure you have no health problems and you yourself have normal kidney function. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age to be a kidney donor?

What is the youngest age to be a kidney donor?

Age of consent: Medico legal and ethical issues are involved, a 15 year can not donate the kidney to parents, can not give consent, . ...Read more

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Can a 13 yo be a living kidney donor?

Can a 13 yo be a living kidney donor?

No - must be over 18: The decision to donate an organ (kidney), or part of an organ (liver, lung) while living is so important, with consequences for the rest of that person's life, "informed consent" is required. This is only possible for mature persons who are adults and are at least 18 years old. Rarely, because of unique benefit to the twin donor too, courts have allowed pediatric identical twins to be live donors. ...Read more

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What does kidney donor surgery entail?

What does kidney donor surgery entail?

Nephrectomy: Firstly, u need to be tissue typed to see if you are a good match for the recipient, then u must be worked up to ensure that you have 2 healthy kidneys and can afford to lose one. The nephrectomy can be done by laparoscopic assist & removed via a small incision just lerge enough to remove kidney. About 2 days in hospital for pain management, then couple of weeks off. ...Read more

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Do you have to be dead to be a kidney donor?

Do you have to be dead to be a kidney donor?

No: You may donate a kidney to a loved one, and in fact this is common between married people. In the usa, but not in many other nations, it is illegal to sell one of your kidneys. ...Read more

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Can a person who was a boarder line diabetic 12 years ago be a kidney donor?

Can a person who was a boarder line diabetic 12 years ago be a kidney donor?

Yes: Diabetics can be cadaver kidney donors if they have normally functioning kidneys. It's not a good idea, however, to be a living donor because diabetes can attack your remaining kidney and accelerate your own path towards kidney failure. ...Read more

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Is there any danger to become kidney donor if my close family members are all diabetic?

Is there any danger to become kidney donor if my close family members are all diabetic?

Low danger: If you are not diabetic, then I would venture that it is a minor concern. Yes, it is possible that you could become diabetic someday, but with good glycemic and BP control, your risk of kidney damage would be low. It is a truly beautiful and altruistic thing to donate a kidney. A family history of diabetes is a concern, but may not get in the way. ...Read more

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Living kidney donor when donating a kidney does the donor have to be the same size as the recipient?

Living kidney donor when donating a kidney does the donor have to be the same size as the recipient?

No: No the donor does not have to be the same size. We have transplanted adult kidneys into children and pairs of adult kidneys into a single recipient. ...Read more

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Could gallstone issues prevent you from being a kidney donor?

Could gallstone issues prevent you from being a kidney donor?

No: Gallstones are very common in the gallbladder and just there presence alone would not require the gallbladder to be removed or prevent someone from being an organ donor. If the stones cause pain (biliary colic) or other problems such as infection (cholecystitis) then removing the gallbladder (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) will cure the problem and allow one to later donate safely. ...Read more

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How do I sign up to be a kidney donor?

How do I sign up to be a kidney donor?

On your: License if you are dead
or if you want to donate only one kidney
you can tell someone at your local transplant program. Call the dept of surgery. ...Read more

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How can I become a living kidney donor?

How can I become a living kidney donor?

Kidney donor: The answer to your question is too long for this space. Please go to this website for more information about your request to be a kidney donor for someone in need of a kidney:

http://www. Giveakidney. Org/

good luck. ...Read more

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How does one become a living kidney donor?

How does one become a living kidney donor?

Contact organ bank: Or research local hospital where kidney transplants are performed & contact their transplant or nephrology department to inform them of your wish to donate. In philly, you could call kidney transplant program at children's hospital or at u. Penn. In new england can contact www. Neob. Org. By donating you would be giving the gift of life. ...Read more

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What are the criteria for being a kidney donor?

What are the criteria for being a kidney donor?

There are many: It requires an extensive answer--you need to check with your local transplant center. In general you need to be healthy, have two normal kidneys and have no major surgical risk or risk for future disease that effects kidney function. Organ donation needs to be voluntary, free of coercion, and remember it is a felony to give or accept valuable consideration (money) for donation. ...Read more

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What should I do while waiting for a kidney donor?

What should I do while waiting for a kidney donor?

Kidney donor: You should continue to take good care of yourself. If the degree of renal failure is such that you are on dialysis, continue with your scheduled dialysis. Work on improving your health as much as possible (weight loss, exercise, etc), so that the surgery will go as well as possible. ...Read more

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If I am a kidney donor, do I get paid for my organs?

If I am a kidney donor, do I get paid for my organs?

No: Selling organs is illegal in the United States and in most other countries as well. ...Read more

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What would be the basis for being a kidney donor match?

Blood, Tissue match: Blood group and tissue match. Here are the websites for more information


http://www. Transplantliving. Org/living-donation/being-a-living-donor/ and tissue match.

http://www. Unos. Org/docs/living_donation. Pdf. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from being a kidney donor?

How long does it take to recover from being a kidney donor?

Good Question: About 90% of living kidney donations in the US are done using laparoscopic techniques. Most donors stay in the hospital 2-4 days; recuperate at home for an additional 2-4 weeks, and return to work after that. The time may be longer for some people, or for those who work in physically demanding jobs. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the basis for being a kidney donor match?

Please help! What is the basis for being a kidney donor match?

1st same blood type: Then blood is tested to see if donor ; recipient white cells match so that risk of post-transplant kidney rejection by recipient is minimized. ...Read more

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What are things to consider when thinking about being a kidney donor?

Your health: You must consider your overall health and the history of health problems in your family. Problems like diabetes and hypertension must be assesses for and controlled. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the criteria used for matching a kidney donor with a recipient?

Several: Several criteria such as age, kidney function, HIV status etc are used to determine the best match possible in addition to blood group compatibility, hla matching. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the criteria used for matching a kidney donor with a recipient?

Can you please discuss the criteria used for matching a kidney donor with a recipient?

Blood, tissue match: Blood group and tissue match
here are some websites that can give more information

http://www. Transplantliving. Org/living-donation/being-a-living-donor/

http://www. Unos. Org/docs/living_donation. Pdf. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I need kidney donor how can I get a suitable kidney from a donor?

What do you advise if I need kidney donor how can I get a suitable kidney from a donor?

Ask.: You can start by asking friends or family members (they don't have to be blood relatives). You may be surprised at how generous some people in your life may be. If a suitable living donor is unable to be found, you will have to wait for a deceased donor kidney to find you. Keep in touch with your transplant program. If you haven't already been evaluated by a program, be seen right away. ...Read more

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I'm a possible kidney donor, can I drink any alcohol at all, what to do?

I'm a possible kidney donor, can I drink any alcohol at all, what to do?

Alcohol and kidney: The answer to your question is "yes". If you are healthy enough to donate a kidney, there are no special precautions you need to take before you donate it. ...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