WHAT HAPPENS DURING A LIVING KIDNEY DONOR TRANSPLANT?
There are two ways of removing the kidney from a living donor, laparoscopic nephrectomy or open nephrectomy. The transplant team will discuss these procedures in detail with your living kidney donor. Most live donation procedures now occur through laparoscopy.
The procedure for transplanting the living donor’s kidney into your body is the same as the procedure for a deceased donor kidney.