Kidney Transplant Directory
A kidney transplant replaces a diseased kidney with a healthy one from a donor. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how a kidney transplant is performed, who may need the surgery, and what to expect.
Why a Loved One Needs a Kidney Transplant
If you have a loved one with chronic kidney disease, the doctor may suggest a kidney transplant. Learn who can get one, why they’re preferred over dialysis, and what the risks are.
What Happens During Kidney Donation Surgery?
Ready to donate a kidney? Here’s what to expect from the surgery.
Kidney Transplant Surgery: What to Expect
Are you a good fit for a kidney transplant? Here’s how to tell.
Diet and Weight Gain After an Organ Transplant
When you regain your appetite after an organ transplant, what should you eat? WebMD provides guidelines for a healthy diet and addresses concerns about weight gain.
How to Stay Healthy After Kidney Donation
Do you know how to stay healthy after kidney donation?
Should You Donate a Kidney?
Being asked to give up a kidney is a big deal. Here's what you should know before making the decision.
What’s It Like to Meet the Person Who Gets the Kidney You Donate?
Meeting your kidney recipient can be awesome, awkward, or a bit of both. Here's what to expect.