Today, kidney transplantation is accepted as the best treatment for patients with end stage kidney disease. As you look into kidney transplantation, you will receive information about the various aspects of the transplant process. You will be given information before your transplant, during your hospital stay, and after the transplant that addresses your questions and concerns. Many of your concerns are common to all patients who choose to have a kidney transplant. It is our goal to help you make an informed choice about transplant. We believe the information will help you become a more active partner in your treatment and recovery after a kidney transplant.