Kidney Transplant

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A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure that’s done to treat kidney failure. During a transplant, the surgeon places the new kidney in your lower abdomen and connects the artery and vein of the new kidney to your artery and vein.

Kidney transplant is considered the best treatment option for people facing kidney failure because it can increase your chances of living a longer, healthier life.

When your kidneys fail, treatment is needed to replace the work your own kidneys can no longer do. There are two types of treatment for kidney failure:

  • Dialysis
  • Transplant

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2 ways to get a Healthy Kidney

Living donors

It can be a family member or close friend who is willing to give you one of their kidneys. Or a stranger who’s willing to give you one of theirs.

Deceased donors

Deceased donors are also called cadaver donors. These are people who have died, usually as the result of an accident rather than a disease

Either way, your blood and tissue will need to be tested to make sure yours matches that of the donor. This raises the chances that your immune system will accept the donor kidney and not try to attack it.

What is Dialysis?

When your kidneys fail, you need treatment to replace the work your kidneys used to do. Unless you have a kidney transplant, you will need a treatment called dialysis. At the dialysis center, your blood is cleansed using a dialysis machine. There are two types of dialysis --hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

What does dialysis do?

When your kidneys fail, dialysis keeps your body in balance by:

  • Removing waste, salt and extra water to prevent them from building up in the body
  • Keeping a safe level of certain chemicals in your blood, such as potassium, sodium and bicarbonate
  • Helping to control blood pressure
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Frequently Asked Questions

01. How do I donate a kidney to a loved one?

Any healthy person over age 18 who has a compatible blood type and compatible HLA tissue typing may be considered as a possible donor. However, individuals with certain medical conditions may not be able to donate. The transplant team closely evaluates those conditions.

02. Can someone who is not a close relative be a living donor?
03. When should someone be evaluated for a kidney transplant?
04. Can a person live longer with a transplant compared to staying on Dialysis?
05. What is a perfect match kidney?