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Kidney Donor Info

Read these first and think carefully if this is something you really want to do:

Kidney Donation Info

Top 10 Questions Prospective Kidney Donors Have
All expenses for the medical work-up and transplant surgery are covered by my health insurance, but not additional expenses, such as travel, or lost wages if sick time/disability from work is not available.

Kidney Donation After-Care Overview
2-3 days in the hospital, Vicodin, and limited activity for 4-6 weeks!
Risk of having a life-threatening problem with donating a kidney is 1 in 3,000.
The risk of minor complications such as a minor wound infection is about 2-4%.

It’s major surgery! They remove part of your body! Anything can happen!

If you’re still interested, fill out this health questionnaire and find out if you are a viable donor:

Health History Questionnaire
A living kidney donor is usually between ages 18 to 55.
A history of heart disease, chronic lung or liver disease, kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes, cancer or untreated psychiatric disease usually rules someone out. Smoking, obesity, and other health issues are considered on an individual basis.

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Paired Kidney Donation

In the event that you really want to give me your kidney, but we are not a good match, there is another option. You could be a good match for someone else who needs a kidney, who has a donor who is a good match for me, so we could swap donors and both get kidneys! Functioning kidneys for everyone!

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