Demystifying Medicine Video



This video explores kidney transplants, which are most commonly performed for patients with chronic kidney disease or kidney failure. It looks into how patients and donors can live with only one kidney, the process of matching kidneys for donation, types of transplants, risks of surgery and postoperative care.

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