Friday, January 14, 2011 at 11:32 AM
When it comes to kidney donation, there are three steps to determine whether a recipient and a donor are a proper match. First, is blood type matching. For example, if the donor’s blood is A positive, then the recipient’s blood needs to be compatible. The second is tissue typing, which is a way to see how compatible their immune systems are. The third and most complicated step is called cross matching. This slide show focuses on this final and critical step.
This list of screenings is free and include some or all of the following obesity-related tests: blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index and cholesterol.