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Kidney Transplant

What Are Your Transplant Options?

Living donor
(for kidney transplant patients only)

Living donor kidneys are excellent options for most patients awaiting a kidney transplant. A related donor kidney comes from a close relative, such as a parent or sibling. These types of transplants tend to be better matches, which means less chance of rejection. A kidney donated from someone unrelated, such as a spouse of friend, is also an option and can decreases the waiting time.