Chances of survival
The transplant is a major operation and you should be briefed on all possible complications.health and fitness Updated: Oct 24, 2003 17:46 IST
The kidney transplant is a major operation and you should be briefed on all possible complications.
The immuno-suppressant cyclosporin has increased the survival rate substantially. The five-year survival rate of a live related tissue-matched transplant is pretty high, about 90 per cent. With cyclosporin, the five-year graft survival rate of a cadaveric transplant patient is 75-80 per cent.
These are rough indicators based on local hospital records.
|Most similar to original kidneys||Stress of waiting for kidney match|
|No dialysis needed (post transplant)||Risks associated with major surgery|
|No access needed||Risk of transplant rejection|
|Normal diet||Regular medication required|
|Normal schedule||Lower resistance to illness, infection|
|Fewer clinic visits||Drug side effects-cosmetic & medical|