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IF YOU HAVE A LIVING DONOR

                       Once your living donor has completed their evaluation,
             transplant surgery will be scheduled in a much more planned manner,
                                          at a mutually agreed date.






                        CRITERIA FOR ALLOCATING DECEASED DONOR KIDNEYS




        All patients, requiring a                                                    People on the transplant pool,
        kidney transplant in Ireland,      Blood Group                       in severe life threatening clinical need,
        have their medical details                                              are considered by a panel of doctors
                                                                                            and may be prioritised
        maintained on a computer at       Compatability
        Beaumont Hospital. The
        factors that decide who is
        selected, as a suitable
        recipient for the kidney                             Tissue Type
        transplant, are: blood group                            Match
        of the donor and recipient,
        length of time people have
        being waiting on the
        transplant pool, and the                                                Waiting
        match between the donor                                                   Time
        and potential recipient.
        Other factors that have an
        influence are the age of                                                             Match donors/
        donor and recipient, and
        antibody level of the                                                                 recipients age
        recipient.                                                                              and weight
           Patients who have had
        pregnancies, a previous
        renal transplant or blood        what percentage of antibodies you
        transfusions might develop       have, which will give you some idea
        antibodies. A transplant can     how long you may have to wait on
        only be given from a donor       the transplant pool. People with high
        to whom the recipient does       levels of antibodies generally have to
        not have antibodies. If you      wait longer for a suitable donor
        ask your doctor, he will tell    kidney than people with no
                                                 antibodies.
                                                    People on the transplant
           “Patients who have had                pool, in severe life
           pregnancies, a previous               threatening clinical need, are

          renal transplant or blood             considered by a panel of
         transfusions might develop              doctors and may be
                                                  prioritised.
                  antibodies.”






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