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HIV and Organ Transplants

HIV and Organ Transplants

This legislation permits transplant teams with an approved research protocol to transplant kidneys and livers from donors with HIV to appropriate candidates with well-controlled HIV and end-stage organ failure.Nov 13, 2019

Can an HIV positive person get a kidney transplant?

Can a person with HIV have a kidney transplant? Yes, it is possible for people with HIV to have a kidney transplant. All candidates for a kidney transplant need to undergo a thorough medical exam before being an active candidate on the kidney transplant waitlist.

Is HIV a contraindication for organ donation?

HIV infection is no longer a contraindication to solid organ transplantation, and excellent results have been reported for HIV-infected patients undergoing liver and kidney transplantation.

Do living kidney donors need to have same blood type as that of the recipient?

Kidney donors must have a compatible blood type with the recipient. … Donors with blood type AB can donate to recipients with blood type AB only. Donors with blood type O can donate to recipients with blood types A, B, AB and O (O is the universal donor: donors with O blood are compatible with any other blood type)

What disqualifies you from receiving an organ?

Certain conditions, such as having HIV, actively spreading cancer, or severe infection would exclude organ donation. Having a serious condition like cancer, HIV, diabetes, kidney disease, or heart disease can prevent you from donating as a living donor.

Can a person with O negative blood donate organs to anyone?

The rules for blood type in transplantation are the same as they are for blood transfusion. Some blood types can give to others and some may not. Blood type O is considered the universal donor. People with blood type O can give to any other blood type.

What’s the rarest blood type?

In the U.S., the blood type AB, Rh negative is considered the rarest, while O positive is most common.

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