What are the latest kidney transplantation techniques?
Q: My 31 years old brother is suffering from kidney failure for the last three years and he is under dialysis for the past six months. What are the latest techniques of kidney transplantation?
A:For patients with kidney failure, the only alternative to dialysis is kidney transplantation. Actually, patient’s receiving kidney transplantation survive longer than patients continuing dialysis for kidney failure. There are two types of kidney transplantation - living donor transplantation and deceased donor transplantation. Outcomes are superior with living donor transplantation (kidney obtained from a living family member, friend etc.) compared to deceased donor transplantation (kidney obtained after a donor is deceased).