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Kidney transplant - series




Kidney transplant may be recommended for patients with kidney failure caused by:

  • severe, uncontrollable high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • infections
  • diabetes mellitus
  • congenital abnormalities of the kidneys
  • other diseases which cause renal failure, such as autoimmune disease

Donor kidneys are obtained from either brain-dead organ donors, or from living relatives or friends of the recipient.

Update Date 5/7/2013

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