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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Life Expectancy After Kidney Transplant from A Dead Person

2014-03-04 09:08

Life Expectancy After Kidney Transplant from A Dead PersonAt present, there are two kinds of kidney transplants: kidney transplant from a living person or a dead person. For those whose transplanted kidneys come from a dead donor, their life expectancy after kidney transplant must be their biggest concern.

Is kidney transplant from decreased donor as safe as that from living donor? According to clinical survey, about 13,000 people receive kidney donation from decreased persons, while nearly 7,000 people have a chance to get kidney from living people. Therefore, kidney transplant from decreased donor is safe.

How long can people live after kidney transplant from a dead person? Generally speaking, decreased donor transplants last 10-15 years, but primary kidney disease, kidney rejection reaction, unhealthy lifestyle, etc, may shorten the transplanted kidney’s life span largely.

Is there any difference of life expectancy between living donation and decreased donation? Yes, there is. A living donor transplant usually lasts longer than a non-living donor transplant. The former is about 15-20 years, while the later type is about 10-15 years.

Can you guarantee patients’ survival rate after kidney transplant from a dead person? Since too many factors affect kidney transplant patients’ life expectancy, the only thing we can say is that about 90% of kidney transplant cases can work successfully at one to three years.

Can I have a chance to avoid kidney transplant? Fortunately, the answer is yes. If you still have urine and certain kidney function, it means you have more chance than those who don’t have urine to live with your own kidneys. The medical treatments companied with healthy diet and lifestyle are the key to reverse your condition. As long as you coordinate with your doctor and dietitian, I believe you can gain a great difference.

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