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
- 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.