Can A Diabetic Donate A Kidney?

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A kidney transplant is surgery to place a healthy kidney into a person with kidney failure.


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Renal transplant; Transplant - kidney


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Kidney transplants are one of the most common transplant operations in the United States.

One donated kidney is needed to replace the work previously done by your kidneys.

The donated kidney may be from:

  • Living related donor -- related to the person receiving the transplant, such as a parent, sibling, or child
  • Living unrelated donor --...
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