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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Depends on source: It depends on the donor source and ages of the donor and recipient. About 90% of all kidney recipients are alive with a functioning graft at 1 year. Approximately 55% of living kidney recipients and 40% of deceased donor kidney recipients are alive with a functioning graft at 10 years. Some kidneys have lasted over 30 years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
UNOS: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kidney transplant: To prolong a kidney transplant, you need to take your immunosupressive agentss consistently and to need to be followed regularly by your team of transplant physicians. They can detect the problem of rejection early on and take steps to prevent it from destroying your transplanted kidney. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask your txp center: Beginning even before the txp, patients are given advice about diet, activity, follow-up care, medications etc. But it is hard to remember these complicated guidelines. Most important is to call your transplant coordinator with questions, and to ask at your follow-up appointments. To avoid forgetting, write them down! and always keep an up-to-date list of medications with you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Longer life span: Not everyone qualifies to have a kidney transplant. For those who do, a txp offers a better chance at long life expectancy than dialysis does as well as a better quality of life. However, the risks (disadvantages) are real too and include the operation itself, problems with the donated kidney and the risks (infections, cancers, high cost) of the anti-rejection medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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