Transplant Options

What Are Deceased and Living Donation?

A deceased donor kidney transplant is an operation where a kidney is donated from someone who has died and is transplanted into someone whose kidneys are no longer working. A living donor kidney transplant is an operation where a living person donates his or her kidney to someone whose kidneys are no longer working.

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Risks & Benefits

Just as with any surgery, transplant surgery is not without risk. When deciding whether to get a kidney transplant, it is important to understand all of the possible medical, psychological, and financial risks.

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Surgery, Evaluation & Recovery

In order to be a candidate for transplant, the first step is to be evaluated by a transplant center. Transplant is a major surgical procedure and may not be right for everyone. It is the responsibility of the transplant center to help the patient determine their eligibility.

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Questions & Considerations

There are many things to consider when exploring transplant as a treatment option.

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Is Transplant Right for Me?

There are a number of steps to take when considering whether transplant is right for you.

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