Dr. MJ Bazos MD, Patient Handout
Kidney Transplantation

Kidney transplantation is the procedure of placing a healthy kidney from one person into another person. People with kidney damage or end-stage renal disease are candidates for kidney transplants. The procedure restores normal kidney function, freeing patients from dialysis. After the transplant, doctors follow the patient to make sure the body doesn't reject the kidney; drugs help prevent rejection. A special diet will be prescribed, too.

End-Stage Renal Disease: Choosing a Treatment That's Right for You contains a chapter on kidney transplantation that provides additional information.