Living with a kidney transplant


Find out what to expect after a kidney transplant

Key points

  • Once your kidney function is stable, you should have more energy and be able to get back to your usual activities
  • Eating well, giving up smoking and looking after yourself will help you recover
  • Possible complications include delayed graft function, infections and rejection
  • It's important to remember that everyone's recovery is different
  • Support is available if you or your loved ones are struggling or if you need to talk

Complications to watch out for

Warning signs after a transplant

What signs do you need to watch out for and when should you seek medical advice?

Learn about warning signs

Infections and transplants

Infections are very common after a kidney transplant, partly due to the medicines.

Learn about infections

Rejection of the kidney transplant

Rejection is when your immune system starts to attack your transplanted kidney.

Learn about rejection

Delayed graft function

Delayed graft function is when your transplanted kidney doesn’t start working straight away.

Learn about delayed graft

Things to know



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