Is a kidney transplant right for you?

A kidney transplant is usually the best treatment for kidney failure in patients who are fit enough for the operation

Key points

  • A kidney transplant can prolong or improve the life of many patients with long-term kidney failure
  • It is not a cure, as there are risks as well as benefits
  • Tests will be needed to determine if you are able to have a kidney transplant
  • Kidney transplants are not suitable for everyone

Discuss your options with your kidney doctor (nephrologist)

If you’re considering a kidney transplant, your first step is to talk to your kidney doctor. 

If you and your doctor agree a kidney transplant may be a good treatment for you, they will arrange for you to have a series of tests.

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