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Will my cousin be a perfect match for me for organ donation?

Will my cousin be a perfect match for me for organ donation?

Not necessarily: It would depend on the tissue type of both the donor and the recipient and the degree of sensitization of the recipient (prior transplants, blood transfusions, pregnancies if any, viral infections, etc.). The proper testing needs to be done. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Organ Donation (Definition)

Organ donation requires surgical techniques that preserve the blood vessels and vital structures (e.g., ureter-kidney, bile duct - liver) and keeps the cells of the organ happy enough to function after blood flow is stopped and the transplant conducted. A living person may choose to gift an organ (or piece of an organ) through such an operation. A deceased person may gift multiple ...Read more


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My mother needs a double lung transplant but possibly a kidney transplant first aswho are waiting for a transplant, actually get one in time?

My mother needs a double lung transplant but possibly a kidney transplant first aswho are waiting for a transplant, actually get one in time?

Donor lack: Your mother may be in the late 60's or be physiologically too old to be a candidate for those transplants. Your transplant surgeon is the only one to know. Unfortunately every year many transplant candidates never actually get to have any transplant because of lack of suitable donors in a timely fashion. ...Read more

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Will a child be a guaranteed a liver match to his father (for living donor purposes)?

Will a child be a guaranteed a liver match to his father (for living donor purposes)?

Not necessarily: While liver transplant is sometimes done as a life sustaining procedure with low levels of anti-hla antibodies to the donor, this is a higher risk transplant. The precise circumstances of the donor and recipient need to be carefully evaluated by the team responsible for the transplant. ...Read more

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Can an eleven year old donate a kidney i saw how many people die each year because they needed a kidney and so i wanted to donate but im only eleven

Can an eleven year old donate a kidney i saw how many people die each year because they needed a kidney and so i wanted to donate but im only eleven

You : You must be between 18 and 70 in order to donate a kidney. Being only 11, and having your whole life ahead of you, why not hold on to your kidneys? You, god forbid, might be the one who needs one some day. But as soon as you get your first driver's license, fill out the organ donation section on the back. And.... Never lose your heart. ...Read more

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My father needs a double lung transplant but possibly a kidney transplant first. Do people who are waiting for a transplant, actually get one in time?

Sometimes: There are far more people on transplant lists than organs available. Some people will die waiting for transplants, which has lead to investigation into other options for treatment. of patients, with multiple other medical problems, are likely to wind up at the bottom of those lists. ...Read more

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My aunt need a lung transplant I would love to donate mine the thing is I have mild asthma is that possible for me to help her?

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My aunt need a lung transplant I would love to donate mine the thing is I have mild asthma is that possible for me to help her?

Depends: In a study done many years ago, the recipient without any history of asthma developed asthma after receiving a lung transplant from someone with asthma. At age 19, one can't be sure how your asthma may progress and you may need all the lung you can get. Thus you are not likely a good candidate . ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dad needs a double lung transplant but possibly a kidney transplant first aswho are waiting for a transplant, actually get one in time?

What do you suggest if my dad needs a double lung transplant but possibly a kidney transplant first aswho are waiting for a transplant, actually get one in time?

Coordination: I would suggest checking with the transplantation center and asking for clarification regarding listing. In order to perform the lung transplantation, good renal function is needed. Some of the medications used in management after transplantation may affect kidney function, so this is an important clinical issue. ...Read more

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What are the chances I would/could be a bone marrow match for a family member ie father, brother, daughter etc?

What are the chances I would/could be a bone marrow match for a family member ie father, brother, daughter etc?

Pretty good.: Family members usually have a pretty good to be a good match. But with the availability of Bone marrow registry, its also easy to find a find out in the community. If someone needs a bone marrow transplant, the physician will look for the best match available in the family & the community. The final decision is based upon the patients medical condition, health status & donor availability. ...Read more

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I saw on CNN a lady who received an organ transplant but it was altered before transplanting to avoid rejection, no drugs needed. How's that possible?

I saw on CNN a lady who received an organ transplant but it was altered before transplanting to avoid rejection, no drugs needed. How's that possible?

Trsplt- No immunosup: Please see the references below. Some protocols are developing to wean people off immunosupression which was unheard of before,I ma not sure if this is what you are referring to: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0101/p65.html http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa071074 Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Nov 19;110(47):19054-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1317561110. Epub 2013 Oct 28 ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i donate my my organs after death, will they charge my family for the operation that takes my organs?

Can you tell me if i donate my my organs after death, will they charge my family for the operation that takes my organs?

They do not: I think they should provide an honorarium or money toward final expenses when families donate organs. We need them badly -- eight people die every day because families refuse to donate. Make your own wishes known now. ...Read more

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How long is my organ donor card good for at the organ bank, do I ever need to renew?

How long is my organ donor card good for at the organ bank, do I ever need to renew?

Forever and YES: As long as your organ donor card is available and there is no evidence to the contrary, your wish to donate will probably be honored. If you have an organ stamp on your drivers license, make sure that you continue to check the organ donor box every time you renew your license. ...Read more

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Its now 10 years my father live with asthma is there a way to be health and what a drug is good what must he do?

Its now 10 years my father live with asthma is there a way to be health and what a drug is good what must he do?

Yes: Consult an allergist who can help you pinpoint the cause for the asthma and get you on the right treatment path. ...Read more

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Is there somewhere I can get training to be a better caregiver for my husband?

Is there somewhere I can get training to be a better caregiver for my husband?

It depends: If you are asking for alzheimer's disease and its related dementia, there is a online training program - www.Care2learn.Com. Of course there are other web sites that you can learn. If you go to alzheimer's disease support group, just ask for workshop or training near your area. You can practice by joining volunteer at a local nursing home or at a local hospital with specailized geriatric unit. ...Read more

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How can I give a donation for a hospital specialized in liver transplantation?

Contact the center: Contact the transplant center and they will refer you to the department that you need to make a donation to. Otherwise constant the united center for organ sharing (unos) and they would help you facilitate donation. ...Read more

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My friend's grandfather is currently in surgery for a heart transplant. What is something that i can make for him to eat?

My friend's grandfather is currently in surgery for a heart transplant. What is something that i can make for him to eat?

Nice Gesture: He should be eating a few days after the procedure. Why don't you ask his doctors when they believe he can eat and make him favorite dishes from home. Probably best to keep away from hi salt or buttery foods. ...Read more

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