We offer many types of transplants at
Kidney Transplants. The options for kidney transplant include deceased donor
and living-donor kidney transplants.
is a Deceased-donor kidney transplant?
- Kidneys come from closely screened,
deceased donors to ensure the kidney is suitable for transplant.
- Because people undergoing a
deceased-donor transplant are on a waitlist for a kidney donor, it’s unknown
when the transplant will occur.
is a Living-donor kidney transplant?
- A healthy person — often a blood
relative, close friend, or a stranger (altruistic donor) — provides a kidney.
In some cases, donors who meet eligibility requirements can take part in a
- We can schedule living-donor transplant
surgery to allow time for both the patient and donor to plan and prepare.
is a Pre-emptive kidney transplant?
a transplant before you need to start dialysis is called a preemptive
transplant. It allows you to avoid
dialysis altogether. Getting a
transplant not long after kidneys fail (but with some time on dialysis) is
referred to as an early transplant. Both have benefits. Some research shows that a pre-emptive or
early transplant, with little or no time spent on dialysis, can lead to better
long-term health. It may also allow you
to keep working, save time and money, and have a better quality of life.
does the evaluation process work for a kidney transplant?
The evaluation process may take several
days and includes:
- A thorough physical exam
- Imaging studies, such as X-ray, MRI or CT
- Blood tests
- Psychological evaluation
- Any other necessary testing as determined
by your doctor