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How can I avail a cadaveric kidney transplant?

Q: I am 30 years old. I want to know how I can avail of the facility of cadaver kidney transplant in India. How can I avail of the facility of home dialysis? Kindly advise.

A:The nephrologist looking after you will guide you about cadaver transplant list and also about CAPD. This form of dialysis can only be home dialysis, and it is an excellent way of leading a good quality life till you get a suitable cadaver kidney. All the major hospitals in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore have a cadaver transplant waiting list, but you have to contact the nephrologist of the hospital of your choice to go on the list. All the hospitals of a particular city have a coordinated list with a central authority to allot a cadaver kidney according to the tissue match and your position on the waiting list. The waiting period depends upon the availability of a cadaver. But on CAPD you can wait comfortably. Go with your treating doctor's advice.

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