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Suffering from renal failure. On CAPD dialysis. Kidney transplantation advised. Need further information

One of my friend s daughter is suffering from end stage RENAL failure .She is on CAPD dialysis since last 15 months.Her blood group is AB+ve.Her age is 21 yrs.As per Doctor s advice she needs kidney tranplantation.Unfortunately was killed 2 yrs ago.Her mother s kidney is not matching because her left kidney is below the normal size and on right kidney she has cysts .In this case her Aunty(father s sister)came forward to donate her kidney.she diagnosed as diabetic.already they have registered at MOHAN Foundation for cadaveric transplantion 1 yr ago.Attempts were not fruitful.Hence I request you to suggest us better possible way for renal transplantion.
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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I'm really sorry to hear about your friend's daughter.

Transplantation is a very difficult subject from lot of angles - social/financial and medical. There is severe shortage of organs being available for those who need transplantation. In case of live transplantation, there is still lot of social limitation and I've seen only very close relatives coming forward for it. So, only option available is cadeveric transplant.

In your scenario, it will be advisable to register with 1-2 other leading kidney transplant hospitals in nearby cities and wait for a matched cadevaric kidney being available. Again, due to shortage of cadeveric kidneys, there is a very long waiting list for recepients and each institute have their own policy in this matter.

In the meantime, she would need to be continued on CAPD plus other renal medications along with control of fluid intake.

Dr Tejas Shah
Answered: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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