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How do I get a kidney transplant?

How do I get a kidney transplant?

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

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Transplant (Definition)

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


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Are kids born in need of a kidney transplant?

Are kids born in need of a kidney transplant?

Can happen: Children can be born without kidneys or kidney function at all. It will be hard for them to survive. Many in fact also have other congenital anomalies including severe brain deformities which limit their survival. Early childhood renal failure is usually first treated with dialysis in order to restore nutrition and growth. Transplant comes later. ...Read more

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Who are best candidates for kidney transplant?

Who are best candidates for kidney transplant?

Renal failure alone: Anyone with permanent renal failure that has the mental and physical capacity to adhere to the medical regimen required to keep the kidney functioning. There are some excluding factors such as severe cardiovascular disease, prior cancers or infections, other progressive diseases that are not resolved, or psychological limitations. The best candidates would be those without other diseases. ...Read more

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What is the nerve supply for kidney transplant?

What is the nerve supply for kidney transplant?

Usually divided: There are several neural inputs to the orthotopic kidney (in its natural position) that travel along with the blood vessels. However, these are divided when the kidney is removed for transplant and not re-attached. Usually there is little sensatoin/pain with a transplant kidney. However, overlying tissues such as peritoneum in the recipient can cause pain during certain diseases. ...Read more

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What can I expect at a kidney transplant evaluation?

What can I expect at a kidney transplant evaluation?

See below: Evaluation for kidney transplant is done by the transplant team at most institutions.These may include a transplant coordinator, the surgeon, the nephrologist, social worker.They all will evaluate your condition and educate you about kidney transplant.They may not do it all on the same day. They present their findings to a transplant committee. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the procedure for kidney transplant?

Please help! what is the procedure for kidney transplant?

Inserting new kidney: Healthy kidney obtained from a cadaver or live donor who is as close as possible to being a perfect tissue match to proposed recipient. Kidney is inserted into recipient by joining arteries ; veins of donor kidney to those of recipient ; donor ureter to recipient bladder. See diagram. Recipient then requires medication to try ; prevent recipient's body fro rejecting this new ; foreign organ. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: kidney transplant?

What is the definition or description of: kidney transplant?

Kidney's moving day: 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 one person into another. ...Read more

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How risky is a kidney transplant for the doner and receiver?

How risky is a kidney transplant for the doner and receiver?

Depends: Living donor mortality is less than 1% as for the recipient, depends on their pre existing medical condition, especially cardiac and other disease states, such as diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the shots a kidney transplant person should not get?

What are the shots a kidney transplant person should not get?

Live attenuated vac: Any vaccines that contain live attenuated viruses such as MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) need to be avoided. ...Read more

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What is the risk associated with a kidney transplant for the doner and reciever?

What is the risk associated with a kidney transplant for the doner and reciever?

Slight for donor: As 4 any moderately severe operation. Life preserving or saving procedure 4 recipient. Life expectancy 4 kidney donor recipient is multiples better than to be dialysed 4 life. Live donor transplants do much better than cadaveric kidneys. Closer the tissue "match", tested before any live donor transpalnt, better the prognosis & lower the risk of rejection by recipient. Recipient risks rejection. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it suggested I get ABO incompatible kidney transplant?

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

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Please advise if it's ok to have gatorade after kidney transplant?

Please advise if it's ok to have gatorade after kidney transplant?

Okay, but not...: A well-functioning transplant kidney should handle gatorade well; so, yes, you can drink, but always warning of overindulgence. Of course, if still in doubt, ask the team of your transplant; it should be free. But, still remember: practicing healthy life style with no overindulgence and obsession will help anyone live a longer happier life. Best ... ...Read more

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If you need a kidney transplant. What immunological issues can arrise?

If you need a kidney transplant. What immunological issues can arrise?

Rejection and others: Several including rejection of the graft. Some recipients can also have a recurrence of the disease that caused the kidneys to fail, or develop de novo (new) auto immune kidney diseases. In addition, the immunosuppressive drugs taken to prevent rejection may also predispose the recipient to infections and cancers at a higher rate than the untreated population. ...Read more

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Sex life after kidney transplant?

Yes, yes, yes: Sex is an important part of life quality - feel empowered to discuss openly with your transplant team. Some men have difficulty with erections because of hypertension, diabetes and medications they must take - usually treatable. You must also consider possible impact of immunosuppressants on causing abnormal sperm (risk is probably low). Overall, odds are good for being active. Be responsible too. ...Read more

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Can kidney transplant patients use hgh?

Can kidney transplant patients use hgh?

Risks involved: Thank you for your question. All medications can affect how your transplant medications work. Kidney rejection due to not enough medication is possible. Alternatively severe infection or kidney injury from too much medication is also possible. Higher blood pressure is often seen with hormone therapy and that too may cause your transplant kidney to incur damage. Close monitoring would be needed. ...Read more

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Risks of kidney transplant and plasma exchange?

Not very harmful: If someone spoke to you about plasma exchange, then the issue is the presence of anti-donor antibodies in the recipient. The procedure removes the plasma containing the antibodies. The procedure is used either at the time (or just before) the transplant to prevent rejection in sensitized patients. Or, after the transplant if antibody mediated rejection has occurred. ...Read more

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How long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

3 - 4 hours: Is not a type of surgery to be rushed. Sometimes problems can be encountered which will prolong surgery, e.G if there are two renal arteries on the donor kidney, or if one or both native kidneys in recipient need to be removed coincident with transplant. ...Read more

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How long would a kidney transplant surgery take?

How long would a kidney transplant surgery take?

2-4 hours in general: Of course there are many factors that determine the length of any surgery - complexity of the anatomy, previous surgeries, size of the patient, risks of bleeding, to name a few. However, for a first time kidney transplant in a normal sized person, the average time is 2-4 hours from start to finish. There will be extra time to go to sleep at the start, prepare the patient, and to wake up after. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Kidney Transplant (Definition)

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


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