Kidney Transplant


A kidney may be donated from a deceased person with the consent of their family, or may be from a living donor such as a family member ( a blood relative or a spouse/partner) or from a friend or from an altruistic donor.


SAKA has funded a series of short videos which are used by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. Thess cover all the basic aspects of having a kidney transplant, from making the initial decision through to the operation itself and aftercare.

These cen be viewed in any order. Click on the links below:





Where do kidneys come from?

This covers receiving a kidney from a live donor or a deceased donor, and explains how the pairing system works.









The transplant waiting list

This video explains how you are put on to the transplant waiting list and how the system works.








What happens after the operation?







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