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What are the chances of survival after kidney transplant for a 80 yr old having chronic renal failure ?

my grandfather is 80 years old and he was diagnosed of having a chronic renal failure stage 5.. Is it possible for him to survive if he undergo a kidney transplant? I am willing to donate my kidney for him.. another option is dialysis but i think that would be painful to him. He told me that the dextrose inserted to him NaCl was painful so I thought how much more if he will undergo dialysis 2x a week that ll be very painful. I want kidney transplant for him. pls help me.. thanks
Asked On : Mon, 11 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear Sarah,thanks for query.Your sentiments are fine and understandable but you also need to know whether he will sustain this kind of major surgery.He is quite aged and major surgery at his age carries more risk,apart from he must be having other medical conditions like hypertension and diabetes which has lead to this kidney failure.Dialysis is of course a not a cure for this but this will help him to stay alive.please discuss this with your doctor also.Bye and take care.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mohammed Tauseef's  Response
Hi Sarah, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
I can understand your Problem, which is stressful both to the family and the Patient. If you are ready to donate him your Kidney you will be needed to get yourself examined by a Nephrologist to see if you are the right Donor to your Grandfather. He will run few blood tests and examinations on you and come to a conclusion. The survival rate after Kidney transplant varies from person to person and it is less if the patient is too old. Even if you become the right donor, the Doctors will consider if he really needs a transplant considering his age. Kindly discuss it with your Doctors as there are many risks involved in it.
I wish your Grandfather Good Health and Good Luck to you.
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