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Living-Donor Kidney Transplant

Living-Donor Kidney Transplant

Picture of living-donor kidney transplant

For a living-donor kidney transplant, the recipient's diseased or damaged kidneys usually are left in place. The donor's kidney is placed in the recipient's lower abdomen and connected to blood vessels and the bladder. The recipient's and donor's surgeries are carried out at the same time in different operating rooms.

By Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Last Revised January 3, 2012

Last Revised: January 3, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine

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