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Kidney transplants

A transplant is a treatment for kidney failure. Find out what's involved, who can have one, and how to prepare.

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A transplant is a treatment for kidney failure, where the kidneys are no longer able to function. Most people go on dialysis first while they're waiting for a suitable kidney to be available.

For people facing kidney failure, a transplant offers them the potentials to enjoy a longer, more active life, without having to continue with dialysis. Even if a transplant fails, many people are able to successfully have second and subsequent transplants.

Buy our Introduction to Kidney Transplantation booklet

We welcome you to call our Kidney Helpline on 1800 454 363 for additional support.

Before you decide to have a transplant, it's important to talk to your doctor and understand the risks. You might also find the resources below useful.

Organ donation

With roughly 1,400 people waiting for a kidney transplant at any one time, and a median wait time of 2.2 years, your donation can make a significant impact. Learn more.

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We're here to support you

Our Kidney Transplant Houses are free to eligible applicants to stay and recover in post-transplant.

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