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Can I Be An Organ Donor if I Have IgA Nephropathy

Can I Be An Organ Donor if I Have IgA Nephropathy

Nowadays more and more people would like to donate their organs to people in need. Can I be an organ donor if I have IgA Nephropathy? If you want to know the answer, please go on reading.

IgA Nephropathy patients should not donate blood.

IgA Nephropathy is an autoimmune activity in body. When your innate immune system is not strong enough, bacteria and virus invade into your body. And then your body secretes antibodies such as IgA to resist them. During this course, massive immune complexes are produced. They travels in your blood. With blood circulation, they come into the kidneys and deposit, leading to inflammation, which over time cause kidney damage. In such case, if you donate the polluted blood to others, it maybe cause damage to the receiver. Besides, the damaged kidneys can not secrete enough erythropoietin to make red blood cells, so blood donation to other people will worsen your anemia so as to speed up kidney failure.

IgA Nephropathy patients should not donate kidneys.

In the early stage of IgA Nephropathy, your kidney function is not impaired. But you should not donate one of your kidneys to others as well. Because with the progression of IgA Nephropathy, your kidney function will gradually decrease until it loses its function totally.

IgA Nephropathy does not only impair your kidneys, but also affects other systems of your body, such as respiratory system, cardiovascular system, blood system, gastrointestinal tract system, etc. In such case, other organs in your body will be impaired and then you can not donate them to other people.

Can I be an organ donor if I have IgA Nephropathy? You had better not. For more information about IgA Nephropathy, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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