Second Chance for Kidney Transplant Recipient
A 42-year-old woman who had experienced kidney transplant failure 3 years earlier approached Duke’s Kidney Transplant Program seeking a second transplant. Another medical center counseled her that a repeat transplant was too risky, but she had continued to pursue a long-term solution that would eliminate the need for dialysis. Duke agreed to evaluate her medical condition.
Question: How did the Duke transplant team enable the patient to safely undergo and recover from a kidney transplant?