A kidney transplant is a great treatment option for some patients with chronic kidney disease. People who have kidney transplants don’t need to attend weekly dialysis sessions, watch their fluid intake closely or stick to a very strict diet.
However, although it is a good option for some people, a transplant isn’t for everyone. It isn’t a cure for chronic kidney disease and people with transplants still need to adapt their lifestyle to help their transplant last a long time.
Learn how kidney transplants work, what makes someone a candidate for a transplant and how to get on the transplant waiting list.