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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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Last RevisedJanuary 3, 2012

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