A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place another kidney into the body of a person whose kidneys no longer function. This is from a donor who has willingly given one of their two kidneys or whose family have kindly agreed to donate a working kidney from a person who has recently died .
You may contact SKC Transplant Team on 02 819 5199 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
A kidney transplant can help you avoid dialysis and most people have a much better quality of life compared with dialysis. There are risks as well as benefits of kidney transplantation but there are no risk-free treatments, and transplantation offers the best option when possible.
A living kidney donation comes most often from a family member such as a parent, child, wife or husband, brother or sister. A donor can also be up to a 4th degree relative. A genetic link between donor and recipient is not essential.
A good living donor candidate is someone who is healthy, well-informed and makes a voluntary decision to donate one of their kidneys.
Living donors must be over 21. They should be in good general health with no evidence of diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, or severe mental disorder.
You will require valid Identification documents, such as: Passport, Visa, Emirates ID Card and Health Care Insurance.
Several tests will be necessary to determine if their kidney is compatible with the intended recipient. Please contact SKC Transplant Team for more information.
Visa arrangements are the responsibility of the individual patient, but we can help with a supporting letter for a visa application.
On the day of the evaluation, you and your family will meet the members of the transplant team. The transplant fitness test may take up to 4 weeks.
The cost of transplantation varies according to individual healthcare needs and your insurance provider. Please contact SKMC Transplant Team for more information.
Insurance companies are added regularly to improve the insurance coverage for you and your donors. For the latest information on kidney transplant coverage, please contact the transplant coordinators:
A kidney transplant takes between 1.5 and 4 hours.
Usually 5 to 7 days. You will need to visit for follow up frequently after you leave.
Yes. These drugs help prevent rejection and must be taken to keep the kidney working. If you stop these even just for a short time the kidney may reject and make you sick and may not be treatable.
A kidney from a living donor may last many years and many patient have kidneys that are working well 20-30 years later.
Yes, but ideally you should wait for at least one year after your transplant and some medications may need to change to be safe for you and your baby. Talk with your nephrologist if you are planning on getting pregnant.
For a few patients it is possible to transplant both kidney and pancreas at the same time. However, this will not be possible for most patients.
Yes, but you will be well assessed by the medical team to ensure we understand your problems before transplant surgery.
You may speak to your dialysis nurses to facilitate your referral to transplant program. Or, contact the SKC Transplant Team on 02 819 5199 or email them on email@example.com
The declaration of Istanbul forbids buying a Kidney. The UAE has signed this declaration. Many patients that have purchased kidneys abroad have come to harm and we cannot recommend this.
Yes. Live donor kidneys have a lower risk of rejection, and often functions immediately. A transplant can also be planned at a convenient time for both donor and recipient.
Yes. Under Islamic law, it is permissible to donate one of the two kidneys.
For more details, please contact the official Fatwa Center of the United Arab Emirates on 8002422