If you have polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and you’ve reached end-stage renal disease (ESRD), you may need a kidney transplant.
Here’s what you can expect and how to navigate the process.
How do I get a new kidney?
There are two ways to get a new kidney. You can get a donation from a deceased donor or a living donor.
With a deceased donor, you go on a waiting list to receive a kidney from someone who has died. With a living donor, you arrange to use a kidney from someone who’s living.
How long does it take?
If you wait for a deceased donor, it…