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Transplant from a living donor

Why choose a living donor transplant?

Waiting time is shorter, and success rates are higher with living donor transplant.

<p style="color: #702784; text-align:center; font-size:22px;display:inline-block;">Most people in the United States wait about<br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <span style="font-size:45px; font-weight:700;line-height:1;">4 years</span><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>to get a kidney. <br> But with living donation, you can get a transplant in<br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <span style="font-size:45px; font-weight:700;line-height:1;">1 year or less</span><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>once you find a matching donor. You may be able to get a new kidney before you start dialysis.<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->

Benefits of living donor kidney transplant over dialysis:

  • You don’t have to spend large amounts of time on dialysis
  • You can eat more kinds of foods
  • You’ll have more energy and time to do things you enjoy
  • You can travel
  • You’ll feel better and may live longer

Benefits of living donor kidney transplant over a transplant from a deceased donor:

  • You’ll likely get a kidney sooner and spend less time on dialysis
  • You may live longer
  • Your new kidney usually starts working right away
  • Your body is less likely to reject the kidney, especially if it comes from a relative

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