Kidney transplantation or renal transplantation is the organ transplant of a kidney into a patient with end-stage renal disease. Kidney transplantation is typically classified as deceased-donor or living-donor transplantation depending on the source of the donor organ.
Kidney transplantation not only makes the patient free from dialysis but also improves the quality of life. A successful transplant depends mainly on very strict compliance with anti-rejection medication which prevents the transplant from failing. The average lifespan of a kidney transplant could be as long as 25 years.
A kidney transplant is often the treatment of choice for kidney failure, compared with a lifetime on dialysis. A kidney transplant can treat chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease to help you feel better and live longer.