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Offline JAS

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0/6 tissue match
« on: May 16, 2014, 08:39:27 AM »
I have finished all my testing, and everything looked great. Luckily, we had a negative crossmatch, but a 0/6 tissue match. I'm being told that the tissue match is secondary to everything else because I'm a living donor and the rejection drugs are so much better these days. Anyone else donate with a 0/6 tissue match?

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Re: 0/6 tissue match
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 12:03:28 PM »
My husband and I were an 0/6 match.  Similar to you, they told us the match, in current times, is almost immaterial as the anti rejection drugs nowadays are so sophisticated that it does not matter in the way it used to. Even with the 0/6 match, he is, surprisingly, on less medication than most transplant patients.
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Re: 0/6 tissue match
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 04:00:25 PM »
Eleven years and counting, never a bobble, 0/6.
Unrelated directed kidney donor in 2003, recipient and I both well.
618 time blood and platelet donor since 1976 and still giving!
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Re: 0/6 tissue match
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2014, 09:19:56 AM »
We were 1/6 and different blood types entirely (I am A2, he is O).  The tissue match is really not the important thing anymore, at least that's what I was told.

 

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