||If your blood types are compatible, then
your six human leukocyte
antigens (HLA) will need to be
HLA are antigens
found on the surface of all of your cells, including the kidney cells.
These antigens help your body determine if something is foreign or not,
so that your immune system
knows whether to fight the new kidney or not. Differences between your
HLA and your donorís HLA may cause your body to reject the new kidney,
so itís best to try to match at least some of them.
Your donorís HLA does not have to be an exact match to
yours, but the closer the match the better the chance of a successful transplant.