A kidney transplant sometimes referred to as renal transplant, is a treatment for kidney failure. Kidney transplant surgery is a major surgery during which a new kidney either from a living donor or a deceased donor is transplanted onto the body of a patient suffering from kidney failure receives. This procedure is the closest to natural kidney function and considered the most effective treatment for ESRD and offers a chance for a longer, healthier life.
Table of contents:
- Kidney transplant surgery
- Kidney transplant requirements
- Kidney transplant success rate
Kidney transplant surgery
Generally, only need 1 working kidney is required by humans to stay healthy, so only one kidney is transplanted during surgery. Your non-functional kidneys remain in place and the new donor kidney is placed in another part of the abdomen. The ureter is attached to the donor kidney and then is attached to your bladder. Following a successful surgery, your new kidney takes over the task of filtering your blood and making urine.
Kidney transplant requirements
Kidney transplant requirements include the following criteria:
Good overall health: You will need to have a complete medical exam and a series of tests to screen for any medical conditions that may affect your ability to show that you have a good overall health.
A good kidney donor match: To ensure a successful transplant, the donor kidney must come from a donor who has the same tissue type and a compatible blood type. An ideal match is from a living donor with the same tissue, blood type and very similar genetic characteristics. If you cannot get a kidney from a living donor, you will need to be placed on a waiting list to receive a kidney from a deceased donor.
The right timing: With kidney transplants, time is of the essence. If possible, the ideal time to have your kidney transplant surgery is before you actually need dialysis.
The average wait time is for the donor kidney is approximately 3 to 5 years. Therefore, people waiting for a kidney donor will need to maintain their kidney function using a dialysis treatment until a kidney is available. During your waiting period to find a donor, you have a number of dialysis choices such as home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis or in-center dialysis treatment options.
Kidney transplant success rate
The success rate of a kidney transplant with a living- donor kidney was reported at a striking high of 97% at 1 year and 86% at 5 years. The success rate of transplant with a deceased- donor kidney was 96%at 1 year and 79% at 5 years.
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