Kidney Transplant Basics

What exactly happens when you receive a kidney transplant?  While the actual process is very complex and takes a team of medical professionals – and of course a kidney – this section will assume all of those things are in place.  Here we’ll take an abbreviated walk through the kidney transplant process.

 

 

Types of Donors

While the demand for kidneys continues to climb, currently, all transplanted kidneys only come from three sources:

 

 

 

Transplant Step by Step

What exactly happens when you receive a kidney transplant? While the actual process is very complex and takes a team of medical professionals – and of course a kidney – this section will assume all of those things are in place.

 

 

Financial Questions

A kidney transplant is a complicated and costly procedure. To ensure you have proper financial coverage, talk to your transplant center and insurance company about costs associated with the procedure and who will cover them.

 

 

Factors in the
Donation Process

A number of things happen before a transplant can take place.

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Choosing a
Transplant Center

A number of factors come into play when deciding on where to have a transplant.

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The Transplant Team

The kidney transplant team is a group of health care professionals, social workers and other providers who will help you through every step of your transplant and recovery.

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Transplant Team Questions

No doubt you’ll have lots of questions regarding the procedure and your health as you go through the transplant process.

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Transplant Tests & Evaluations

Along with a transplant there are many tests and evaluations. Learn more about them by clicking any of the links below.

 

 

Complications Post Transplant

While a kidney transplant can literally be a lifesaver, complications can occur after a transplant.

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Statistics
Number of kidney transplants performed in the United States. Learn More

 

 


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