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).

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