ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplantation

ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplantation

ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplantation

ABO-incompatible kidney transplants occur when the donor has a blood type that is not compatible with the recipient’s blood type. An example would be if a recipient with blood type O. received a kidney from a donor with blood type A., B., or AB. Such transplants have been typically unsuccessful in the past due to severe rejection but are successfully done now.

What is Desensitization?

ABO-incompatible kidney transplants have been successful when the recipient undergoes a process known as desensitization. Anti-ABO antibodies are removed from the recipient’s plasma by a process known as plasmapheresis. Recipients also must receive additional immunosuppression before such a transplant. Once the anti-ABO antibodies are reduced to a safe level, a transplant occurs with results not significantly different from compatible transplants.

Dialysis Services

Dialysis is the process that purifies the blood of the body. Doctors recommend Dialysis to patients whose kidney function is less than 10-15%. Dialysis is of two types: -Haemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis

Haemodialysis Services

In this blood from the body is pumped through a machine. It has a dialyzer also called an artificial kidney. It functions the same as the kidney in removing waste from the body. The purified blood returns to the body via tubes. At any time only a small amount of blood stays out in the machine for filtration.

Renal Biopsy Services

Reasons for doing this procedure include blood or protein in your urine. The procedure helps to make a more accurate diagnosis, which will help determine the proper treatment.

Chronic Kidney Disease Services

CKD is a condition in which the kidney progressively loses its functions over some time. As per a study, kidney diseases should have been present for at least three months to be called CKD-Chronic Kidney Disease

kidney Transplant Services

Kidney Transplantation is the process of transferring a healthy kidney into a patient who has end-stage kidney disease or CKD Stage V. For this a kidney donor is required and is selected based on various parameters.