Reflections on a kidney transplant

A kidney transplant is one of several treatment possibilities for patients with chronic kidney disease.

First of all, there is the question of whether you are suitable for a transplant. Your health in general and the condition of your kidneys in particular need to be examined to answer this question. After a positive evaluation, the next step is finding a donor. Where does the kidney come from? A live donor usually implies a person close to you. In this case, a transplant can be scheduled in advance and thus creates an ideal situation for everyone involved. If the kidney comes from a deceased donor, this means your name will be put on a transplant list and you will have to wait for an indeterminate length of time.

Then there is, of course, the matter of compatibility between recipient and donor. Do the important parameters match and what are they? Read more in our article and on