For Kidney Donors

Kidney transplantation can offer a patient with kidney failure the ability to live as normal a life as possible. A kidney transplant is the most common of all solid-organ transplants. A person who receives a living-donor transplant has an excellent chance of a good outcome, and there are minimal risks to the donor.

The decision to become a kidney donor is a highly personal one. Besides understanding the potential benefits to the person receiving the kidney (the recipient), the donor must consider his or her own medical and emotional health. The donor must also consider the health of family members and the financial and logistical impact of donating a kidney.

The following pages provide information for transplant donors about the transplant process and what to expect.

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