I have 100% antibodies and apparently it’s very hard for them to find a kidney that matches me exactly. I am on dialysis and I no longer want to go but if I don’t I will likely die. So can you tell me what other options I have?

I suggest that you discuss your options with your nephrologist and see what might work for you.  In general, your options are to wait on the transplant list and hope for a kidney.  It is true that if you have 100% panel reactive antibodies (PRA’s) then it may take some time to find a kidney that will match you.  Other options include home dialysis.  In some cases, home dialysis can offer a similar life expectancy as cadaver kidney transplantation.  You could consider either home hemodialysis (https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/homehemo )or home peritoneal dialysis (https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/peritoneal ).  A very good web site for exploring home dialysis is http://www.homedialysis.org/


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