Time for the transplant
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You get the call and you are on your way. Remember, once you get the call, donít eat or drink anything. Your stomach must be empty for the surgery.

Once you get to the hospital you will have a brief physical examination and will be prepared for surgery.

Be ready for the chance that the transplant may not happen. Your transplant may be called off if you have an infection or other medical problem that would interfere with surgery or recovery. The transplant could also be cancelled if there turns out to be something wrong with the donor kidney. A false alarm is disappointing, but if it does happen, remember that you havenít lost your place on the list.

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