Live kidney transplantation

If kidneys become diseased, they may lose their ability to function this condition is called as kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). For kidney failure there are several treatments like peritoneal dialysis, in this toxins were removed by introducing a chemical solutions from the abdomen or kidney transplant. Hemodialysis, is a mechanical procedure to clean the blood waste products; Donation of the kidney was the most usual type of living organ donation. The most successful of all procedures in transplant was living kidney transplantation. Other organs which may be donated through living donation are part of the pancreas, liver, small bowel and lung.

Kidney Transplantation

  • Operation may last from 2 to 4 hours. During the operation, initially the kidney was placed in the pelvis rather than the usual kidney position in the back. (but your own kidney won’t be removed.)

  • The artery which carries blood to the kidney and the vein which removes blood from it were surgically joined to 2 blood vessels in the pelvis.

  • The ureter, or tube which carries urine starting the kidney to the bladder, was then transplanted by an incision or cut in the bladder.

  • After the operation, patient needs to stay in the recovery room for some few hours and then after return to the Kidney Transplant Unit.

  • Patient will be recommended to get down from the bed 12 to 24 hours after the operation and walk as much as he can. Nurses will train you in taking medications and they will give details about the side effects which may cause after the procedure and also discuss the making lifestyle changes.

  • Most transplant recipients should take medication like immuno suppressants, which is used to prevent transplanted organ rejection.


Living donor kidney transplants are the finest option for so many patients with several reasons: Surgery can be intended to plan at convenient time for both the donor and recipient, best long-term results, no need of waiting on the transplant waiting list for a kidney from the donor, early function of the transplanted kidney and risks and complications will be less or rejection.