Kidney Transplant is a surgical procedure in which a donor kidney is replaced in your body . Kidney Transplant is mainly done when there is kidney failure in the body and both kidneys stopped working . This condition is called End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) . However , Kidney Transplant couldn’t be possible for every kidney failure patient . A person must be healthy enough to qualify for Kidney Transplant . If a person is overweight , then he is most unlikely for Kidney Transplant . A kidney donor could be a deceased or a live person . A live person could be a family member or in blood relationship . If a person isn’t in any relationship with the kidney recipient could also donate his kidney , provided biological factors match with the recipient of the kidney . The demand for kidney transplantation is high and the donors are less . Due to which , a patient has to wait many years for kidney transplantation . In Kidney Transplantation Process , one or both kidneys could be replaced from a live or deceased person .
Procedure of Kidney Transplant
For a Kidney Transplant , a surgical procedure is to be done to insert a new kidney and connect it to blood vessels and bladder . The new kidney is placed in the lower part of the abdomen and the old kidneys / your own kidneys are to remain placed there itself . Few short term complications could happen after the procedure like blood clots and infection , which could be controlled by medication process . In other risks diabetes & high blood pressure could happen but these risk could be controlled by a healthy lifestyle . It is recommended to stop smoking after a Kidney Transplant . Healthy diet is always helpful to reduce all risks after surgery . Weight loose is recommended for overweighted people .
Types of Kidney Transplant
Deceased Donor Transplant
Deceased donor transplant is when there is a kidney transplant from a deceased donor , who is no more in this world . Kidney transplant from a deceased body is only possible within some time of the donor death . The decision for organ donation is either decided by the person who is going to donate after death or by their family . The cause of death could be any , but if kidney is healthy and matching with the recipient biological factors , it could be transplanted . There are further few types of Deceased Donor Transplant , which are Standard Criteria Donors , Double Kidney Transplant , Expanded Criteria Donors , Donors with High Risk Social Behavior & Donation After Cardiac Death .
Living Donor Kidney Transplant
In this transplant kidney they don’t release a living person who donates his kidneys to another person who needs a kidney after his own kidney failure . A living donor could be an immediate family member or in a blood relation with the recipient of kidney . A living donor could even be a stranger but there must be a perfect match of kidney with the recipient with biological factors . A Living Donor Kidney Transplant is more appreciated over Deceased Donor Transplant Surgery . Living Donor Kidney Transplant has more success rate then the later one . In Living Donor Transplant , generally , Kidney start functioning immediately after transplant , where as in Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant , it could take several days or weeks to function .
Paired Kidney Exchange
In paired kidney Exchange , Kidneys are exchanged between two parties / families . It’s like someone from the side of recipient A donates his kidney to recipient B and someone from the side of recipient B donates his kidney to recipient A . Such exchanges of kidneys happen when there is no match of a donor’s kidney with their own recipient but matches with others . Paired Kidney Exchange is only possible if those pair’s biological factors match with each other .
Kidney Transplant Packages
|Procedures||Approx cost In Dollar $|
|Kidney Transplant Surgery||13500|