What Kidney Donors Need to Know Before During and After Donation  QA with Dr Fawaz Al Ammary
Transplant nephrologist Fawaz Al Ammary discusses live kidney donation, including the evaluation process and qualifications to become a donor, common misconceptions, medical concerns and long term effects of kidney donation. To make an appointment with the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center, please call 410-502-6152 or visit: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/transplant/ Questions Answered: 1. What makes somebody a potential candidate to donate a kidney? 0:04 2. What are some of the reasons that somebody might donate a kidney? 0:17 3. What medical conditions might prevent someone from donating a kidney? 0:40 4. Is hypertension a barrier for kidney donation? 1:09 5. Is obesity a factor in whether someone is considered for kidney donation? 1:37 6. What do you do to manage the health of a donor before and after transplantation? 2:02 7. Are there any short-term effects from donating a kidney? 2:33 8. What is the risk of kidney failure after kidney donation? 2:56 9. If someone donates a kidney and later in life their remaining kidney fails, do they receive priority for a transplant themselves? 3:12 10. What are the advantages of receiving a kidney from a living donor rather than a deceased donor? 3:29 11. Why should someone donating a kidney choose Johns Hopkins for their treatment? 4:10