Transplantation
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.

Transplanted kidney
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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