Transplant

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]April is Donate Life Month, a chance to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation and the benefits of organ transplants. Because there is currently no treatment to prevent the development of kidney failure in people with Alport syndrome, this is a topic of great significance within our community.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Transplant patients are given drugs to suppress their immune system so that it will not attack and reject the donated organ. Unfortunately, immune-suppressed people, including recipients of kidneys and other organs, have a much higher risk of skin cancers

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Skin cancer has a life-long exposure rate, so the best course of action is to take preventative measures as early in life as possible.  Kidney transplant recipients are especially susceptible to skin cancer due to the immunosuppressant drugs they take to combat organ rejection.
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