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Kidney Transplantation

Kidney transplantation places a healthy kidney from a living or diseased donor into the body of a person with end-stage kidney failure. It is one of the most common transplantation operations, and can help a person with kidney failure live much as he did before his kidneys failed.

If you or a friend or family member is considering a kidney transplantation, join our online support group for more information about this procedure and to contact people who can help.


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Genes Involved in Tolerance Following Kidney Transplantation Identified
Important insights on the mechanisms that allow an individual’s immune system to accept, rather than reject a donor kidney have emerged from a new stu.....
Kidney Transplantation is Associated With Better Survival
  • Individuals on dialysis for at least ten years who then received a kidney transpla.....
Children’s Access to Kidney Transplantation Affected by Racial Disparities
  • Children suffering from kidney failure need access to healthy kidneys from living or .....
New Procedure Allows More Successful Kidney Transplantation
A new procedure called desensitization allows doctors to alter patient’s immune systems and transplant kidneys from living donors previously considere.....
New Allocation System Reduces Rates of Racial Disparities in Kidney Transplantation
On December 4, 2014, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which sets nationwide rules on how donor organs are allocated, changed the rules for.....

About Transplantation
Since the early times, the novel idea of transplanting tissues and other body parts from one organism to the other has captured the imagination of successive generations... Read More

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