Kidney transplant is treatment for kidney failure but it is not a cure. A transplant offers a more active life, without needing dialysis. However, your new kidney requires ongoing care. You will need to take medications to stop your body rejecting the kidney (anti-rejection) for as long as you have the transplanted kidney.
How long your transplanteds kidney will work can depend on many factors. Around four in every ten kidney transplants are still working 15 years later. Some people have had kidney transplants that have lasted more than 30 years.
If a kidney transplant stop working, dialysis treatment will be necessary again. Another transplant may also be possible