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Kidney Transplant - The ins and outs of living kidney donation

Kidney Transplant - The ins and outs of living kidney donation 

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Because of the huge gap between people needing kidney transplants and the cadaveric donors living kidney donation gives the answer. Living kidney transplant is safe and does not harm the life span or the quality of life of the donor. The donor can lead a normal life as before the transplant.

Here are a few details about the living kidney donation. 

Who can be a kidney Donor for transplant in India

Living kidney donors typically range in the age of 18 to 70, should be in good health and should have normal functioning kidneys. If you are suffering from disease or illness such as diabetes, or certain type of cancers, infectious diseases as hepatitis and AIDS, you would not be allowed to donate kidney.

Your health after Kidney donation

If you meet the donor criteria, donating one kidney does not pose any major risk to your health. Studies over the years have shown that remaining kidney will continue to do its job normally and will compensate for the loss of one kidney. In fact, a recent study showed that people who give kidneys to others not only have a normal life span, but also have fewer kidney problems than does the general population — perhaps because they were healthier to start with.  After surgical removal of the kidney (nephrectomy), there's no routine need for drugs or intense restrictions on diet for the donor. 

Living Kidney Donation - Advantages

Most living-donor kidneys begin functioning immediately after transplantation with fewer complications than those from deceased donors. Living-donor kidneys also tend to last longer than do deceased-donor kidneys. Generally, half of living-donor kidneys are still functioning 25 years after transplant, whereas half of deceased-donor kidneys fail in the first 10 years after transplant.

Nephrectomy or Kidney donation- Techniques

Nephrectomy can be done in following two ways:

Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy- It is the minimally invasive technique of removing kidney from the body. The procedure is done by making 3-4 small incisions in the lower abdomen. With the help of scope, the surgeon locates, secures and removes the kidney through the small incision. This technique has become the preferred approach because it allows much faster recovery. Two days are required at the hospital and normal activities can be resumed within 2-3 weeks of the surgery.

Traditional donor nephrectomy- This is the traditional way of removing the kidney by making a larger incision on the side of the back through which kidney is removed. The donor is hospitalised for about a week and can resume normal activities in 5-6 weeks.

Living donation of kidney can help save an important life without affecting the donor.

If you have any close relative who needs kidney transplant and you have a living donor related to the donor, IndiCure can help you with Kidney transplant in India. IndiCure is the most renowned name for providing kidney transplant in India with best kidney specialists at best kidney transplant hospitals in India. The cost of kidney transplant in India is less than a third of the cost of kidney transplant in Unites States and thus lots and lots of people are opting to get kidney transplant in India than anywhere else.

However, the laws for organ transplant in India are very strict and so not allow any financial involvement in kidney donation. Buying or selling of kidney or any other organ is strictly prohibited by law and can attract very heavy punishment.

For more information about kidney transplant in India, write to us at or call us at +91 9320036777