What about the failed Kidneys?

The removal of the kidneys (Nephrectomy) which are diseased is usually not necessary prior to the time of transplant. The original kidneys may have to be removed if they are producing damaging effects in the body, such as in case of

  1. High blood pressure (due to original kidneys), that cannot be controlled by the use of medications.
  2. Infected kidneys with recurring urinary tract infection.
  3. Large polycystic kidneys.