Learn About Kidney Transplants

If you are considering a kidney transplant, it is important that you and your family completely understand the benefits, risks, and limitations of transplantation in order to make an informed decision concerning this procedure. Your success as a transplant recipient depends in part on your understanding of what to expect before, during, and after your transplant.

Why You May Need a Kidney Transplant
Kidney Failure Treatment Strategies
Waiting for Kidney Transplant
Kidney Transplant Procedures
Going Home
Kidney Transplant Medications
Possible Kidney Transplant Complications

Emory's free  Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Patient Education Booklet (PDF 292 KB) will educate you on all aspects of kidney transplantation, as well as alternative treatment options.