INTEGRIS Health Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute

Kidney Transplant Procedure

A kidney transplant is a surgery to place a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly. Family members or unrelated individuals that are blood compatible may be able to donate one of their kidneys for transplant; this is called a living donor transplant. Individuals who donate a kidney for transplant can live healthy lives with the remaining kidney. 

A person receiving a transplant usually only receives one kidney, but, in rare situations, he/she may receive two kidneys from a deceased donor. In most cases, the kidneys that have little to no function remain in place and the transplanted kidney is implanted in the lower abdomen. 

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