High antibody level

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High antibody level

Postby Suze » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:39 pm

I was recently evaluated for a kidney transplant and was told that my antibody level (my cPRA) is 98%. This is an extremely high number - the range is from 0-99. The higher the number, the harder it is to find a kidney match because there is a far greater likelihood that my body will reject almost any kidney. Ideally, they want your level to be less than 20% for a successful transplant and for the standard wait time on the deceased donor list.

Has anyone had a high cPRA? Is there anything that can be done to still have a successful transplant?

Kona

Re: High antibody level

Postby Kona » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:23 pm

You might get moved to the top of the list since you fall into a rare group. If you have already been evaluated I'm sure you have had a chance to explore other options such as live donor, live exchange doner, which is what I will be doing with my wife's donation. This method is apparently one of the fastest. I guess it also matters where in the US you reside. I am in Southern CA and will be getting on two lists at two different transplant centers to help increase my chances. I have a similar issues in that I have O-pos blood type and can only receive a kidney from an o-pos blood type. Good luck and wish you the best.

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