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De Los Santos Medical Center offers the
Z-benefit Package for Kidney Transplantation


1 Signed Member Empowerment (ME) Form
2 Age ›10 and ‹70 years
3 Single organ transplant
4 Patient on chronic dialysis because of end stage renal disease or patient for pre-emptive kidney transplantation with the following:
a. The potential recipient should have an irreversible renal disease that has been progressive over the previous 6 – 12 months
b. The recipient’s measured (nuclear scan) glomerular filtration rate, 24-hour urine creatinine clearance or calculated glomerular filtration rate should be less than 20 ml/min/1.73m2 in diabetics or less than 15 ml/min / 1.73m2 in patients with non-diabetic renal disease
5 Low immunologic risk defined as:
a. Past Panel Reactive Antibody (PRA) less than or equal to 20%
b. Primary kidney transplant (no previous solid organ transplant)
c. No donor specific antibody (DSA) in the potential recipient
d. At least 1 HLA-DR match
6 Potential recipient has no previous history of cancer (except basal cell skin cancer), should be HIV negative, Hepatitis B surface antigen negative, and Hepatitis C antibody negative
7 Transplant candidate who is CMV-negative cannot receive an organ from a CMV-positive donor.
8 Absence of current severe illness (Congestive heart failure Class 3-4, liver cirrhosis (findings of small liver with coarse granular/heterogonous echo pattern with signs of portal hypertension), chronic lung disease requiring oxygen, etc.)
9 Absence of the following:
hemi-paralysis because of stroke, leg amputation because of peripheral vascular disease or diabetes, mental retardation such that informed consent cannot be made, and substance abuse for at least 6 months prior to start of transplant work-up. 
10 Eligible patient for kidney transplant must have a certification from the social service of the hospital that they can maintain anti-rejection medicines for the next three (3) years.

(Source: PhilHealth)

For more information, please contact:
Kidney Transplant Office
2/F Main Hospital Building
889-DLSMC (35762) ext. 3531

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