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Kidney Donor and Blood Type?

My dad is in need of a new kidney pretty soon. He is type A+ and I am type O+ blood. Can I be a potential donor? I realize I would have to do the further tissue testings and stuff but I don't know if being a organ donor was similar to that of a blood donor with the blood types matching or not. Please have sources Thanks

Asked By: K B - 7/18/2009
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If you have not already have a frank conversation with your father and tell him your intetions and wishes. The next step would be to go with him when he visits his nephrologist (kidney doctor) and ask specific qustions and ask him what his goals are for your father's treatment plan ect... Write a list so you will not... More
Answered By: louvre - 7/19/2009
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I believe it goes way beyond simply matching blood types...they will most likely also have to do tissue typing. Chances are he will not be able to get the kidney from you.
Answered By: zhs_mom - 7/18/2009
 
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