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Kidney transplants

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Kidney Transplant - A Treatment Option

When kidney failure becomes very advanced, your kidneys are so damaged they can no longer do their job.

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Haemodialysis — A Treatment Option

Dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed when your kidneys have stopped working. A sudden drop in kidney function is called acute kidney failure.

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Home Haemodialysis - A Treatment Option

Dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed when your kidneys have stopped working.

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Deciding to be a Live Kidney Donor

A kidney transplant can help to improve the lives of people with kidney failure and   offers them better health outcomes. They can have a more active life, free from dialysis   and dietary restrictions.

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Newly diagnosed | Kidney Health Australia

There are many different causes of kidney disease. This means that everyones kidney disease journey is different. Some people require specific treatment such as dialysis or a kidney transplant fairly quickly but many never get to that stage.

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Kidney Failure Treatment Options Making the Right Choice

You have been given this introductory booklet because you have been diagnosed with kidney failure and will need dialysis or a kidney transplant at some time in the future. For most people, this is a diffi cult time and there are many emotional and practical issues to deal with. You are probably very worried about the future. However, many thousands of people all over the world, live very active and fulfilling lives in spite of their kidney failure.

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Kidneys - dialysis and transplant - Better Health Channel

People with kidney failure need dialysis or a transplant to stay alive.

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Live Kidney Donation

‘Live donation’, ‘living‐related transplantation’ or ‘live donor nephrectomy’ are terms used to describe the process where a living person donates one of their kidneys for transplantation to another person. The donor is the person giving the kidney and the   recipient is the person getting the kidney.

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Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation

Organ and tissue donation is a life-saving and life-transforming medical process where organs and/ or tissues are removed from a donor and transplanted into someone who is very ill or dying from organ failure.

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Non-Dialysis Supportive Care: A Treatment Option

Non‐dialysis supportive care is the treatment choice for kidney failure when an individual has decided that the options of dialysis and transplant are not appropriate for them.

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