For patients in end-stage kidney disease, organ transplant of a kidney can restore kidney function. A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure where a functioning kidney from a donor is removed and placed into the patient in end-stage kidney failure. Kidney donors may be living or deceased. Kidney recipients must continue to take immunosuppressant drugs to prevent rejection of the transplanted kidney.
Risks: Infection, Bleeding, Rejection of the new kidney, Urine leakage into the body, Blood clot, Damage to blood vessels or nerves, Damage to nearby organs, Urinary obstruction, Cancer risk due to prolonged use of immunosuppressive drugs