In a renal transplant, a healthy renal is surgically transferred from one person to another who has little or no kidney function. The renal is transplanted if the donor’s kidney is a match to the recipient’s. Once the transplanted kidney starts working, the person should no longer need dialysis.
After the end stage renal disease care plan, you will have to take anti-rejection medications to keep your body from rejecting the organ.
Who can get a end stage renal disease?
The end stage renal disease care plan can be performed on people of all ages. Every candidate will undergo full medical and psycho social evaluations before being considered as a donor or recipient for a renal transplant, which will help eliminate any problems before the transplant.
Types of donor
Cadaver donor: A cadaver donor is a deceased donor whose family has given permission for organ donation. You may have to be on a waiting list to receive a deceased donor’s kidney.
Living donor: A living donor is a person related or unrelated to the recipient, who donates their one kidney.
In general, the donor must be:
- Not have any disease, infection, or injury to the kidney
- Should be of a compatible or same blood type
- Should be willing to donate their kidney without any coercion
As a end stage renal disease is a major surgical procedure, it comes with certain potential risks. Short-term risks include blood clots and infection. Long-term risks are usually due to anti-rejection medications, diabetes or infections. Therefore, people who have undergone a end stage renal disease need to go for regular check-ups for the rest of their life.
A transplanted kidney can last from 1 to 10 years depending on a number of factors like age, how well the kidney of the donor is matched, and the health of the person who received the kidney.
After a end stage renal disease, having a healthy lifestyle is extremely important. You must stop smoking completely, lose weight if you are obese, eat a heart-healthy diet, and take precautions to avoid developing infections.