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Would my family be a better choice to give me a kidney

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would my family be a better choice to give me a kidney
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

this would depend on your HLA testing and your family HLA blood testing to see if you are a match to receive a kidney transplant.

you have to see a transplant surgeon about this

why do you need dialysis?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
what does the letters HLA stand for?
i was diagnosed with ( light chain deposition disease ) and i have a colostomy bag
my light chain deposition disease is in remission and my doctor said it may not bother me again
would i still be suitable for a transplant
john
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

HLA stands for human leukocyte antigen and is the testing organ transplant doctors do with blood tests to see if your organs can be used for transplantation to someone else.

you may be able to get a kidney transplant

you have to talk to your kidney nephrology doctors and ask to see a kidney transplant surgeon and transplant team for testing.

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