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My dad needs a kidney transplant and he asked me. Am I an automatic match since im his child or is it possible I can't do it?

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Dr. Reginald Gohh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

There are two issues when matching for organ transplantation: blood group matching and hla matching (immune compatibility).
As is the case with blood transfusions, blood types generally need to be matched for successful transplantation to take place. Although there are some centers that will perform transplants despite mismatched blood types, these are more prone to reject.

In brief: Not necessarily

There are two issues when matching for organ transplantation: blood group matching and hla matching (immune compatibility).
As is the case with blood transfusions, blood types generally need to be matched for successful transplantation to take place. Although there are some centers that will perform transplants despite mismatched blood types, these are more prone to reject.
Dr. Reginald Gohh
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Dr. Steve Drabek
Family Medicine

In brief: You must be tested

You must be tested for match to determine if can donate and compatible.

In brief: You must be tested

You must be tested for match to determine if can donate and compatible.
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine

In brief: Unknown

The possible matches are there but need testing to find out.

In brief: Unknown

The possible matches are there but need testing to find out.
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