Transplants

Transplant is another treatment option for kidney failure. A transplant is an operation in which a person whose own kidneys have failed receives a new kidney to take over the work of cleaning the blood. The kidney can come from a living donor or a non-living donor.

If you are interested you will need to talk with your doctor and you can then be referred to the Transplant center of your choice for evaluation.

Network 8 transplant fact sheet: http://www.esrdnetwork8.org/renal-disease-patient-information/patient-assets/transplant-fact-sheets.pdf

Transplant centers:

Erlanger: http://www.erlanger.org/body.cfm?id=115

Vanderbilt: http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/transplant/29111

Piedmont: http://www.piedmontfayette.org/medical-care/kidney-transplant.aspx.

Emory: http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/transplant-kidney/

UAB:  http://www.uabmedicine.org/kidneytransplant

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