Testing
Kidney donors get tested, too
Kidney donors go through an evaluation too, to make sure they are healthy, they have two healthy kidneys, that they can safely donate, and that they can have a healthy life after donation.
Patients
Once a suitable living donor has been identified, your transplant can be scheduled for a time thatís convenient for both of you. Donation surgery takes about two and a half hours, and the donor can usually go back to school or work six to eight weeks after the transplant.

But if no one you know can give you a kidney, then your name can be added to the waiting list for a kidney from someone who has died.

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 You can't have a transplant unless someone donates an organ 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