Are kidney transplants successful?
Kidney transplants are very successful. On average, 95% of transplants are working one year later. If the transplants works well for the first year, the chances are good that it will function very well for many years.
Success rates are higher with living donor kidneys than for deceased donor kidneys.
The surgery and pre-surgical care for you will be the same whether your transplanted kidney is from a living or deceased donor. It is recommended that you discuss your situation with your health care team, to make sure you understand your options.