Kidney Transplants—Even if Patients Are Incompatible | Q&A

Robert Montgomery, director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center, discusses all of the options for patients who require a kidney transplant, including dialysis, living donors and incompatible kidney transplants.

Questions answered:
1. Describe what you do. (0:12)
2. What are the reasons patients typically have kidney transplants? (0:25)
3. Explain how long someone might wait for a kidney and why. (2:44)
4. What would you tell a patient who has just been told they need a kidney transplant? (4:04)
5. Briefly describe a kidney donation chain or paired kidney exchange. (5:24)
6. What makes someone compatible and incompatible for kidney transplants? (8:26)
7. What is plasmapheresis? (9:41)
8. Why choose Johns Hopkins? (11:07)

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