Information about kidney transplantation in the UK
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The kidney is the most commonly transplanted organ in the UK, in particular, it is the most commonly transplanted from living donors. A single normal kidney usually provides enough function for an adult, but occasionally two kidneys are transplanted into one patient. Patients with kidney failure due to diabetes may need a combined kidney and pancreas transplant.
This section of the site provides information on kidney transplantation in the UK with the associated policies, procedures and organisational structures.
Kidney offering and matchingFind out more
Kidney acceptance criteriaFind out more
Kidney Advisory Group
Find out about upcoming meetings, agendas, previous meeting minutes and papers
Kidney Patient GroupFind out more
Renal transplant services meetingFind out more
Kidney transplant unitsFind out more
Policies and guidance
Policies and guidance relating to kidney transplantation