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Common Questions About Kidney Disease

Common questions about kidney health, renal dialysis, transplantation, organ and tissue donation, and paying for treatment are answered here.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

American Kidney Fund

About Transplantation

This article discusses transplant patient options, waiting times, and the roles of transplant team members.

Review Date: March 25, 2013

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network

Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant

This page is a review of bone marrow transplants and other types of stem cell transplants that are used to treat cancer.

Review Date: January 14, 2013

American Cancer Society

Cord Blood: Questions and Answers

After a baby's umbilical cord is cut, cord blood remains in the blood vessels of the placenta and a portion of the umbilical cord. Learn how cord blood transplants are used as an alternative to bone marrow, and how they help patients with blood and immune system diseases.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

National Cord Blood Program

Donor Matching System

All patients accepted onto a transplant hospital's waiting list are registered with the UNOS Organ Center, where a centralized computer network links all organ procurement organizations (OPOs) and transplant centers.

Review Date: March 25, 2013

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network

Fact Sheet on Xenotransplantation

Xenotransplantation, the implantation of living cells from other species to humans, is reviewed. Described within are the process, regulations, and events leading to development of these regulations.

Review Date: December 06, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Kidney Failure: Choosing a Treatment That's Right for You

This document describes kidney failure and treatment choices used to replace the work kidneys normally perform. Learn about your options so you can make an informed choice.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Liver Transplantation

Learn about liver transplantation, a surgery to remove a diseased or injured liver and replace it with a healthy whole liver or a segment of a liver from another person, called a donor.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK