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LIVING KIDNEY DONATION




        Donors are usually blood
                                            Checking DNA for
        relatives, such as brothers,        donor typing
        sisters or parents. Less often,
        close relatives, such as uncles,
        aunts, sons or daughters.
           Whoever becomes a donor
        must be over 21 and, preferably,
        in their middle 20’s. Each
        potential donor is evaluated
        individually.
           There is no strict upper age
        limit in donating a kidney, but
        there is less chance that an older
        donor will pass the medical
        examination necessary before
        donation is judged to be safe. (See
        Book 4 - Thinking About Donating
        a Kidney?).
           Once you have been accepted                      “Once you have been accepted
        onto the transplant waiting pool, any
        potential living donor can contact the             onto the transplant waiting pool,
        Transplant Co-ordinators to discuss donation.        any potential living donor can
           A living kidney donor needs to have a                         contact the
        compatible blood group to the recipient. This
        will be one of the first tests that a potential   TRANSPLANT CO-ORDINATORS
        donor will undergo to assess their suitability.
                                                                   to discuss donation.”





                                                                                The phone


                                                                                number for the

                                                                                Transplant

                                                                                Co-ordinators


                                                                                is....








                                                                01-8528397








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