Your options
Before the invention of dialysis, people died if their kidneys didnít work. Now there are three ways to provide your body with the services your own kidneys canít do: two kinds of dialysis (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) and kidney transplantation.

Dialysis is a method to purify your blood by removing wastes, excess water, and minerals. Transplantation means getting a new kidney.

There are pros and cons to each option; you need to discuss with your doctor which is the best for you.

Decisions
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 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 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