B3 3.4:Kidney Transplants

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Why would a kidney be replaced?
If it is a diseased one with a healthy one.
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Where can a kidney be obtained from?
A victim of a fatal accident or sometimes a living donors.
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What must the new kidney be?
A very good tissue match to prevent rejection.
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What are the proteins on the surface of cells called?
Antigens?
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What may the recipients antibodies do?
Attack the antigens on the donor organs because they are seen as foreign.
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What may the recipitent take after the transplant?
Drugs to suppress the immune response to prevent the rejection.
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What are these drugs called?
Immunosuppressant drugs.
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What is bad about taking drugs?
It suppresses the patients immune system which leaves them vunerable to common infections.
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