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How do I get a kidney transplant?
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In brief: Need a Tx Center
You need to be evaluated by the transplant team at an approved transplant center. They will go over the process and describe what is required to be wait listed for a kidney.
One early suggestion, avoid any blood transfusions until you are evaluated. If you become sensitized from an elective blood transfusion, you may wait years or never receive a kidney.

In brief: Need a Tx Center
You need to be evaluated by the transplant team at an approved transplant center. They will go over the process and describe what is required to be wait listed for a kidney.
One early suggestion, avoid any blood transfusions until you are evaluated. If you become sensitized from an elective blood transfusion, you may wait years or never receive a kidney.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
In brief: Get on the list
You first need to be evaluated by a transplant center. Once they confirm that you are healthy enough to get a transplant you have 2 options.
If you have a potential living donor you can get a transplant relatively quickly. If not you are put on the list and you must wait until a suitable organ is available. The wait time once you get on the list is usually between 2-5 years.

In brief: Get on the list
You first need to be evaluated by a transplant center. Once they confirm that you are healthy enough to get a transplant you have 2 options.
If you have a potential living donor you can get a transplant relatively quickly. If not you are put on the list and you must wait until a suitable organ is available. The wait time once you get on the list is usually between 2-5 years.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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