|People who undergo kidney transplantation
- have more energy,
- enjoy a less restricted diet,
- can return to work,
- can travel more freely,
- and, best of all, are free of dialysis.
- requires just 4 - 6 days in the hospital,
- has a high long-term success rate, and
- is considered the best treatment for kidney failure.
Michael DiPiano, Nutley, NJ
- do not have to wait for an organ to become available, and
- can expect a long-term success rate, even higher than that of a deceased donor kidney transplant.
- are carefully screened to make sure they are healthy and able to donate,
- lead a perfectly healthy life after donation,
- will generally be in the hospital 1- 2 days following surgery and be back to their usual routine within a few weeks, and
- will not have any medical expenses.
|"It's truly a gift for a second chance at life."
New Providence, N.J.
Each patient is evaluated individually. Even patients over 65 can be transplanted. Many people with diabetes, heart disease or other medical conditions may also be eligible for kidney transplantation.
Medicare, Medicaid and most health insurance policies pay for the expenses for kidney transplantation, including the expenses associated with living donation. Should additional assistance be needed, the transplant center staff is available to help you.
||"I feel better than I have in years."
You, your doctor, or your dialysis staff may call a kidney transplant center
for information and to schedule an appointment for evaluation.
For further information on kidney or pancreas transplantation, please call the
Saint Barnabas Medical Center at
1-888-409-4707 or Newark Beth Israel Medical Center at
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