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Kidney transplantation part 23

  WHAT HAPPENS DURING A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT? After surgery A physiotherapist may assist you with an exercise plan. You will probably be able to sit out of bed on the first day after your surgery. You should be able to … Continue reading

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Kidney transplantation part 22

  WHAT HAPPENS DURING A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT? After surgery After the transplant surgery it is normal to feel some pain around your wound. You will be given medications to help with this. Your transplanted kidney may start to make urine … Continue reading

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Kidney transplantation part 21

  WHAT HAPPENS DURING A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT? During surgery Surgery for a kidney transplant takes about two to three hours. A cut is made in your lower abdomen, on the right or left side. The new kidney is placed in … Continue reading

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Kidney transplantation part 20

  WHAT HAPPENS DURING A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT? Before surgery You will admitted to the hospital where the transplant surgery will take place. You will have a physical examination, and you may need to have a dialysis session. If you have … Continue reading

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Kidney transplantation part 19

  Cross match In the cross match test, your blood cells are added to blood cells taken from the donor. A positive reaction means that there is a high likelihood of severe rejection of the donor kidney. In the case … Continue reading

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Kidney transplantation part 18

  HLA proteins and cytotoxic antibodies You have a combination of A,B and DR HLA proteins inherited from your parents. When you are exposed to other HLA proteins your immune¬† systems attacks them. Your body¬† then develops antibodies against these … Continue reading

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Kidney transplantation part 17

  DONOR AND RECIPIENT MATCHING Tissue type matching Your immune system is designed to keep you safe from foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria. Everyone has special proteins on their cells called HLA proteins. Your combination is unique to … Continue reading

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