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Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know

Kidney Transplant

About Kidney Transplants

  • What is a kidney transplant?
  • Why is a kidney transplant recommended?
  • Where do transplanted organs come from?

Waiting for a Kidney Transplant

  • What is the transplant waiting list?
  • How is my child placed on the waiting list for a new kidney?
  • How long will it take to get a new kidney?
  • How are we notified when a kidney is available?

Kidney Transplant Surgery

  • What is involved in kidney transplant surgery?
  • What does postoperative care for kidney transplant involve?
  • What is rejection?
  • What are the symptoms of rejection?
  • What is done to prevent rejection?
  • What about infection?
  • What is the long-term outlook for a child after a kidney transplant?