About Kidney Transplantation
When kidney fails, there are three treatment choices:
1. hemodialysis 2. peritoneal dialysis 3. kidney transplantation
A kidney transplant is an operation in which a person with kidney failure receives a new kidney. The new kidney takes over the work of cleaning the blood. There are two types of kidney transplants: those that come from living donors and those that come from unrelated donors who have died (non-living donors).