Kidney Transplant Procedure
A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney from another person. The kidney may come from a deceased organ donor or from a living donor. Family members or individuals who are unrelated but make a good match may be able to donate one of their kidneys for the transplant and can undergo organ donation at our Oklahoma City organ transplant center. This type of transplant is called a living transplant. Individuals who donate a kidney for transplant can live healthy lives with the remaining kidney.
A person receiving a transplant usually receives only one kidney, but, in rare situations, he/she may receive two kidneys from a deceased kidney donor. In most cases, the diseased kidneys are left in place during the transplant procedure. The transplanted kidney is implanted in the lower abdomen on the front side of the body.
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