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        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
           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





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