The goal of kidney transplantation is to improve your quality of life, combat the symptoms of kidney failure, and let you resume your normal diet and activities.
Kidney transplant risks
Complications from the operation
Issues with post-transplant medication
Types of kidney organ donors
Donated kidneys can come from living or deceased donors. For many, living donor organs may be the best choice.
Living donors are often friends or family, but the organ can come from anyone who is compatible. Potential donors will complete an evaluation to make sure they are healthy enough to donate. Medical costs for a living kidney donor are covered by the recipient’s insurance. Other non-medical costs for the donor may be reimbursed through other programs.
Every patient should consider kidneys from both deceased and living donors based on their medical condition after discussion with the transplant team.