||In kidney transplantation,
a new kidney (either from a cadaver
or someone close to you) is placed in your body.
This new kidney takes over all the functions that your damaged kidneys
canít do. However, a kidney transplant does not cure the disease that caused
your kidneys to fail; it is only a treatment.
Although a kidney transplant recipient is free from dialysis,
having a transplant still means regular blood tests and checkups. You will
also have to take medication to suppress your immune
system for the rest of your life.