What is Kidney Transplant?
Kidney transplant is one type of treatment for kidney failure. It is not a cure and requires lifelong immunosuppressant medication and follow-up. This option requires evaluation by a transplant center. Once your nephrology team refers you for transplant evaluation you can expect the following process.
Transplant options include living donor and deceased donor transplants. Living donors may be from family, friends, or altruistic donation. Deceased donor kidneys are provided through the generosity of those who have provided their organs at the time of their death.
Additional Transplant Information:
The following web sites are excellent sources of general transplant information
Transplant centers in our area include the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Northwestern Memorial in Chicago, University of Chicago, Loyola in Maywood, Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, University of Illinois in Chicago, Froedtert in Milwaukee, Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.