Requirements For Donating A Kidney?
, I am blood type AB, my father is blood type A, can I be a kidney donor for my father?
Thank you Eka94 for the question on the HealthReplies.com forum, kidney transplant is an act of replacing a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney from a donor. This condition is generally carried out in patients with end-of-life kidney failure who can no longer function properly. Usually, before carrying out a kidney transplant, several things need to be considered to prevent rejection from the recipient's body. Where usually before the examination is carried out several examinations will be carried out to ensure that the donated kidney matches the blood type and body tissue of the donor recipient. In addition, other tests may also be carried out, such as checking if you have a history of certain diseases such as hepatitis, HIV, and other diseases.
In your current condition where blood type AB wants to donate to blood type A, generally kidney transplants cannot be done, because if forced, it can cause a reaction from the transplanted kidney organ so that it can endanger the condition of the recipient of the kidney. Therefore, it is better if the donor has a blood type that matches the donor recipient before further blood tests can be carried out to ensure the condition of the donor can perform a kidney transplant.
Here is an article about kidney transplants
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