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(click for worldwide facilities list): A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney from another person.
There are several important things to consider when selecting a kidney transplant center and surgeon, including survival rates, program longevity, participation in research and the credentials of the physicians and staff. Types of Liver Transplants:
Cadaver Donor Kidney Transplant
Although living donor kidney transplants as the best option for patients, there are times when a cadaver donor kidney transplant is the only option.
Cadaver organ donors are usually victims of strokes, head injuries or accidents and have been diagnosed as brain dead. They are comatose, artificially kept alive by a respirator, unresponsive to pain or stimuli and have total absence of brain function.
Patients requiring a cadaver organ donor have no suitable living related donor. Some of the downside considerations of cadaver donor kidney transplants are: half of cadaveric kidneys will fail in the first 10 years, waiting time for a cadaveric kidney ranges from three to five years, and many cadaveric kidneys do not function well initially.
Living Donor Kidney Transplant
This can be the best option for patients if a matching donor can be found. The procedure for donors is minimally invasive and safe. Living donor kidneys last longer. Half of living donor kidneys transplanted today will still be functioning 25 years from now. Most living donor kidneys function immediately after transplantation.
ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplant
This innovative type of transplant allows transplant across blood types. Estimates indicate that as many as 30 percent of patients needing a new kidney are limited to a donor with an incompatible blood type. These transplants to occur with nearly equal success rates as those performed with blood-type-compatible recipients.
Positive Crossmatch Kidney Transplant
This technique makes transplant possible for people who have developed antibodies against their kidney donor. These antibodies usually occur after pregnancy, blood transfusion, or a previous kidney transplant. Historically, a positive crossmatch was thought to make transplantation impossible. Despite the presence of these potentially harmful antibodies, with a success rate similar to that seen in cadaveric kidney transplants.
PKD Kidney Transplant
PKD is an inherited disorder in which multiple cysts develop, primarily in a person's kidneys. A multidisciplinary team of physicians with a major clinical interest and expertise in PKD — kidney and liver specialists, molecular geneticists, radiologists, urologists, neurologists and neurosurgeons, as well as liver and transplant surgeons — work together as an integrated team to serve the needs of each patient. Treatment of polycystic kidney disease (PKD) may include kidney transplant.
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