Information for kidney transplant recipients and donors

This manual gives basic information about having a kidney transplant and choosing to donate a kidney.

  • The first section is for kidney transplant recipients.
  • The second section is for living kidney donors. 

In the news

Kidney transplant surgeons

This surgery is being performed at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis by:

Mark J Hill, MD, PhD

Mark D Odland, MD

Chad J Richardson, MD

Other online resources

If you find information on a website, show it to your transplant coordinator to make sure it is medically correct. Reliable websites include:

Kidney.org: National Kidney Foundation

Lifeoptions.org: Life Options

UNOS.org: United Network for Organ Sharing

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