Kidney transplantation or renal transplantation is the organ transplant of a kidney in a patient with chronic renal failure or some renal tumors. The main types are cadaveric and living donor transplant. In the former, the kidney originates from a deceased person. In the latter, the kidney is being donated by an organ donor.


An organ transplant is the transplantation of a whole or partial organ from ...
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Kidney Transplantation Treatment

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Laxative Medicines
... Why would I need to take laxative medicine? One of the common side effects of transplant medicines is constipation. If constipation becomes a problem for you, your doctor can recommend an over-the-cou...
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Kidney Donation Surgery
... When will I be admitted into the hospital? Generally, the kidney donor is admitted to the hospital on the morning of the scheduled surgery. Shortly after, you will be prepared for surgery. The recipie...
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Kidney Transplantation Support

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Evaluation Tests for Potential Kidney Donors
... Can I be a kidney donor? Any normal, healthy adult with two normal kidneys can be a kidney donor. Your blood type will be the main factor in determining who can receive your kidney. What blood tests a...
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Kidney Transplantation Other

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What is a Kidney Pancreas Transplant
... Combined transplantation of the kidney and pancreas is performed for those who have kidney failure as a complication of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (also called Type I diabetes). Kidney and pa...
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Kidney Transplant Procedure
... Where does your new kidney come from? Kidneys for transplantation come from two sources: living donors and deceased (non-living) donors. Living donors are usually immediate family members or sometimes...
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