Nephrology - Renal Transplant

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Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Kidney transplantation is the most common type of solid organ transplantation and is the preferred treatment for end stage renal failure (1). According to the National Kidney Foundation, “a kidney transplant is an operation in which a person whose own kidneys have failed, receives a new kidney to take over the work of cleaning the blood” (2). There are two types of kidney transplants: transplant from a live donor and transplant from a deceased donor. Immunosuppressive
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Last Updated: 2015-08-18