Kidney Transplant

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.

transplant patient

About Kidney Transplant

A kidney transplant is a life-saving treatment for chronic kidney disease. See how kidney transplants work, learn about the waiting list and find out how to donate a kidney.

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Find a Transplant Center

There are three excellent transplant programs in western Washington that facilitate kidney transplants. Get contact details for each transplant center.

Kidney transplant recipients

Living With a Transplant

For certain people, a kidney transplant is a new lease on life. Find out what to expect after a transplant and how to best take care of your new kidney.