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Read the latest news articles and press releases about living kidney donation, the Donor Care Network, the National Kidney Registry, and Donor Care Network Centers of Excellence.

Lifestyle changes can be critical for kidney transplant patients’ long-term survival

 Cancer, infections and heart disease pose the greatest risk to kidney transplant recipients―not organ rejection―according to a recently published Mayo Clinic study. Researchers discovered that recipient death due to factors other than organ rejection is the leading cause for transplanted kidney loss. Only 1 in 4 transplanted kidney losses were caused by organ rejection.

Mayo Clinic Rochester