Kidney Transplants 2 of 2

Overview:
There have been many advances in kidney transplantation that have opened the door for more people with kidney failure to have a lifesaving transplant and a better quality of life. This program covers causes and treatments for kidney failure as well as key information patients and their families need to know about kidney transplants and living donation.

Part two of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • Donor/recipient compatibility
  • Kidney Matching
    • Blood type
    • Tissue typing
    • Antibodies
  • Preventing rejection
  • Advances in immunosuppressive drugs
  • Steroid free protocol
  • Paired kidney exchanges
  • Multiple kidney exchanges

Guest:
Dr. Jonathan Bromberg, a kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Bromberg is also the director of research and strategic services for the Division of Transplantation and a professor of surgery, immunology and microbiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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This page was last updated: November 20, 2013

         
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