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If you have end stage renal disease, can you get a kidney transplant?

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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Yes: Virtually all renal transplant recipients have end stage renal disease.
Dr. Kian Modanlou
Transplant Surgery 22 years experience
Yes!: End stage renal disease, regardless of cause, is the reason to get a kidney transplant. Having a working kidney will lengthen your lifespan and improve your quality of life as opposed to being in dialysis. The kidney can come from a cadaver(dead person) or live donor (healthy person willing to give a kidney).

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Last updated Mar 7, 2013

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