Kidney Transplants

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  • Created on: 11-05-13 17:19
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  • Kidney Transplants
    • Donor kidney joined to blood vessels in groin of patient
    • DIS
      • Antigens of donor organ will be different to those of recipient, antibodies of recipient might attack antigens on donor organ
      • Patient given immunosuppressant drugs for rest of life - do not prevent patient from infectious disease
      • Do not last forever - 9 years, once fails back to dialysis wait until suitable organ again
      • Not many donors
    • ADV
      • Reduce risk of rejection by taking donor with tissue tye clos to patient
      • Can eat whatever want


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