What is the kidney donation procedure?

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What is the best blood type to donate a kidney?

Blood group O is considered to be the universal donor. People with blood group O can donate to any other blood type.

Is kidney donation dangerous?

Like any surgery, the procedure has some risks. But in general, living kidney donation is safe.

Can the kidneys come back?

Renal failure, also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or end-stage renal disease (ESKD), is the fifth and final stage ...

Can a kidney donor live with one kidney?

People can lead a normal life with only one kidney. As long as the donor is thoroughly evaluated and authorized for...

Where do donations from the renal foundation go?

To help fund its research and programs, the National Kidney Foundation manages thrift stores or partners with other...

Who is a good candidate for kidney donation?

As a general rule, you must be 18 years of age or older. You should also have normal kidney function.

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Which kidney is better to donate?

Which kidney is better to donate?

Many living donors don't want their loved ones to wait months or even years to receive a kidney on the national...

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Where can a donor kidney come from?

Where can a donor kidney come from?

Deceased donors are people who have suffered brain death after a traumatic brain injury or a medical problem in the...

Can the kidney repair itself?

Can the kidney repair itself?

Although a damaged kidney usually cannot be repaired on its own, the condition can be treated if caught early. Acute...

Can you drink after kidney donation?

Can you drink after kidney donation?

Drink alcohol in moderation (or skip it altogether). Having more than two or three drinks a day can damage the kidney and ...

Can I donate a negative kidney to someone?

Can I donate a negative kidney to someone?

Two important factors determine compatibility in kidney transplantation: blood type and antibodies. Donors of blood group ...

Does kidney donation depend on blood type?

Does kidney donation depend on blood type?

You may have heard conversations about “compatibility” and kidney transplant. In fact, there are three tests that are ...

What happens if you donate a kidney and then you need it?

What happens if you donate a kidney and then you need it?

Becoming a kidney donor may slightly predispose you to some health problems that could lead to the need for a kidney...