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Postby Tony » Tue Aug 10, 2004 8:31 pm

Test !!!!

My family and friends are wondering how they get tested to see if they are a kidney doner match. Is it a simple blood test? Is it a kidney biopsy? Or other ?

Thanks Tony
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Postby wing » Tue Aug 10, 2004 9:47 pm

Hi Tony.
You do not indicate where you are from and the system varies from place to place somewhat.
If you go to :
www.kidney.org.uk
Click on the "Transplant" link.
Click on "Can a transplant come from a relative, partner or friend?" and you should find some of the answers you are seeking.
Best wishes.
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compatibility testing for transplant

Postby Cheryl in CT » Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:33 am

Hi, Tony!

How close are you at this point to transplant stage? Have you been referred yet to a transplant center? A good coordinator at your center will undoubtedly be able to help organize things for you and any potential donors.

For now, though, in answer to your question, (and just for a very basic start!): yes, indeed, your friends and family members will begin the whole process with a simple blood test, from which MANY things will be determined. Bloodwork will be the key to getting anyone started on the donation process. Sadly, it may also rule out a number of people, but even if it does, don’t give up hope of finding someone to donate! I’m only going to be talking about simple, “old fashionedâ€
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