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Kidney transplantation, 37 years - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   my husband needs a kidney transplant, i'd like to donate, i have o pos blood. I know i need to get my bmi under 35, i'm at 37 now. but i also just read that abnormal glucose tests can keep you from donating, i have pcos but no form of problems with it, just insulin resistance that i take metformin for. would that stop me from donating. also i was around someone with tb 10 years ago so i had a positive test but neg chest xray and went on prevenitive meds to make sure it would never become active, would that hurt me from donating?
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me go through it
Doctor :   Usually it is better not to give your blood , because they wont accept blood from diabetics even with good control of blood sugar
User :   i want to give my kidney
User :   i don't have diabeties, i am insulin resistant

Doctor :   ok ok
Doctor :   It is upto your physician to decide after running proper renal function tests
User :   what about tb?
Doctor :   because there ll be some micro vascular changes in kidneys
Doctor :   tb?

Doctor :   okay
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