I received a kidney from my mum in 1999. She passed away recently in March 2011. She would have been 80 years old in 2011. So I have 80 year old kidney. I am 58 years old. I am wondering how many years will the 80 year kidney last. Any ideas/comments
Kidney transplantation is a life-extending procedure.
The typical patient will live ten to fifteen years longer with a âkidney transplant than if kept on dialysis. The years of life gained is greater for younger patients. People generally âhave more energy, a less restricted diet, and fewer complications with a kidney transplant than if they stay on âconventional dialysis. Ideally, a kidney transplant should take place before the patient begins âdialysis. â
The average lifetime for a donated kidney is ten to fifteen years. When a transplant fails, a patient may opt for a âsecond transplant, and may have to return to dialysis for some intermediary time.â
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