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Who is best kidney donor for a father?Is it son or daughter?If both are in equal match, does gender matter in renal transplant?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

The best match is the one that has the closest genetic fingerprint.
If they are both matched equally, then the gender of the donor does not matter, though usually one will be a slightly better match.

In brief: No

The best match is the one that has the closest genetic fingerprint.
If they are both matched equally, then the gender of the donor does not matter, though usually one will be a slightly better match.
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Niraj Desai
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

The gender of the donor is one (of many)factors that is important in terms of who would be the better donor. Male kidneys tend to be larger than female kidneys and therefore are usually better over the long run.
However other donor factors such as age, overall medical health, kidney anatomy, and blood type may be far more important as to who is the "better" kidney donor.

In brief: Maybe

The gender of the donor is one (of many)factors that is important in terms of who would be the better donor. Male kidneys tend to be larger than female kidneys and therefore are usually better over the long run.
However other donor factors such as age, overall medical health, kidney anatomy, and blood type may be far more important as to who is the "better" kidney donor.
Dr. Niraj Desai
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