At the transplant centre
Find out about getting admitted to hospital for kidney transplant surgery and when you can go home
- If you receive an offer of a kidney, you will be asked to come to the transplant centre
- Tests will be done to see if the kidney is suitable
- Kidney transplant surgery takes about 2-4 hours
- Most patients need to stay in hospital for 4-10 days
Writing to your donor’s family
After a kidney transplant, many patients like to write to their donor’s family. Please speak to the nurses and doctors looking after you to get advice on how to do this.