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.
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.
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.
Questions & Considerations
There are many things to consider when exploring transplant as a treatment option.
Is Transplant Right for Me?
There are a number of steps to take when considering whether transplant is right for you.