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Must you have the same blood type to give a kidney to someone in need?

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Mostly yes

Very few centers will do it if the blood group is different.

In brief: Mostly yes

Very few centers will do it if the blood group is different.
Dr. Alok Agrawal
Dr. Alok Agrawal
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

A person considering organ donation must be very carefully screened; or tissue matched, to ensure the organ will not be "rejected" by the new host.
This can be done by a thorough series of blood tests; of which a simple blood type is usually included.

In brief: Yes

A person considering organ donation must be very carefully screened; or tissue matched, to ensure the organ will not be "rejected" by the new host.
This can be done by a thorough series of blood tests; of which a simple blood type is usually included.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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