Kidney Transplant

Our Unit's Work:

Number of kidney transplants we made: 137
Live: 91
Cadaver: 49
Our kidney transplant program; The world's and Turkey's various centers; kidney, liver, pancreas and lung transplants.

What are the functions of the kidneys?
Healthy kidneys have 3 basic functions in the body.

  • We filter out the waste materials in our opinion and urinate and cleanse the blood.
  • It adjusts the levels of various minerals, salts and water required for our health.
  • Produces hormones that control other body functions
  • The ability of many of our bodies to function regularly depends on the kidneys.

Kidney Failure Treatment Options

  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Renal transplant

What is kidney transplant?

  • In kidney transplantation; replacing the kidneys that enter healthy kidney failure placed in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen.
  • It is usually a better and longer treatment option than dialysis and also provides a better quality and longer life span

Procedures Performed in Kidney Transplantation

  • The surgery usually takes 2-4 hours.
  • The new kidney and ureter (urinary tract) is placed in the groin area on the lower quadrant of the abdomen.
  • The urine is poured into the urinary bladder, the kidneys, and the veins of the kidneys, often with large vessels extending towards the spine.

Place of Transplanted Kidney:

  • The old insufficiency kidney is not usually removed in surgery unless it is a chronic infection source or there is no problem with the place to install a new kidney.
  • After the transfer, you will use some medications to prevent your body from rejecting the kidney that is stuck.
  • There will be a lot of tests before your surgery to see if your body will accept the kidney to be implanted and whether it will work regularly.
Blood Group Which Blood Group Can Take Organ Which Blood Group Can Donate Organ
0 0 0 - A - B - AB
A A - 0 A - AB
B B - 0 B - AB
AB 0 - A - B - AB AB

Organ transplant does not require Rh factor compatibility.

What are the Benefits of Buying a Kidney from a Living?

  • Kidney works immediately
  • Grefts last longer
    • 1 year success 90-95%
    • 5 years success 6% average 15-20 years success

Naked in cadavers;

  • 1 year success 85-90%
  • 5-year success is 61%, average 10-12 years success.