Can you have a transplant?
There may be other reasons that prevent you from having a kidney transplant.
  • being unable to understand the transplant process and the responsibilities that come along with it
  • not cooperating with medical care (for example, not taking the medications your doctor prescribes)
  • abusing alcohol or other substances
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Part of the transplant evaluation is to be sure that none of these applies to you, and that you will have the best possible chance for a successful transplant (including many healthy years after the surgery).
Begin learning about kidney transplantation here
Your organs do many things to keep you healthy If your organs don't work, you may need to have a transplant To get a transplant, you have to be tested To get a transplant, you have to be tested You can't have a transplant unless someone donates an organ You will have to have surgery to place the new organ into your body Most people feel much better after having a transplant Taking care of your new organ will help you feel healthy for years to come Home