Kidney Transplant

Compatible Blood Types for Kidney Transplant

The first test establishes blood type. There are four blood types – A, B, AB and 0. Everyone fits into one of these inherited groups. The recipient and donor must have either the same blood type or compatible ones. The list below shows compatible types.

  1. If your blood type is A Donor blood type must be A or O
  2. If your blood type is B Donor blood type must be B or O
  3. If your blood type is AB (universal recipient) Donor blood type must be A, B, AB or O
  4. If your blood type is O (universal donor) Donor blood type must be O

The AB blood type, called the universal recipient, is the easiest to match because the individual accepts all blood types. Blood type 0, called the universal donor, is the hardest to match. Although people with blood type O can donate to all types, they can only receive kidneys from blood type 0 donors. For example, if a patient with blood type O were transplanted with a kidney from an A donor, the body would recognize the donor kidney as foreign and destroy it. The Rh type (+, -) is not a factor in donor matching.

Kidney Transplant Cost In India: USD $14000
“After kidney transplantation in India, you will need to take medicine to help stop rejection of your new kidney.”

PLEASE NOTE : The above mentioned treatment Estimate Costs includes stay of patient in a Private Deluxe Room where the patient’s attendant can also stay, cost of surgeon fee, medicines and consumables, nursing care and even includes home food and Airport Pick & Drop. A More accurate treatment cost estimate can be provided if complete medical reports are emailed to us or after the patient is examined by doctors at hospital in India post arrival and investigative medical tests are done after admission.
Please scan and email your medical reports and images to us   to avail this facility.  We shall get back you with a Free, No Obligation Expert Medical Opinion from India’s leading kidney transplant Specialist Doctors.
Cost Estimate for above include stay in a Private Room for 7 days at the hospital, where a Companion can stay with the patient surgeon fee, medicines and consumables, nursing care, food and Airport Pick & Drop. More accurate treatment cost estimates can be provided if medical reports are emailed to us or after the patient is examined by doctors after arrival at hospital in India and medical tests are done after admission.India has the lowest cost and the best kidney transplant technology. Hundreds of patients from all over the world undergo kidney transplant in India every year. The kidney transplant cost in India is upto 80% less than a typical transplant anywhere else.


Kidney transplant India Package includes

1    Stay
— Donor – 7 days in Economy (including upto 2 days in ICU & 1 day pre operative)
— Recipient – 9 days in Single Room (including 5 days in ICU  & 1 day pre operative)
2    Post operative Lab Charges & Radiology services for Donor & Recipient
3    OT Charges , OT gases , surgeon fess, anaesthesia Fees
4    Transfusion Services upto 6 unit ( 2 for Donor & 4 for Recipient )
5    1 Dialysis – Pre operative
6    3 Physiotherapy visit for recipient for 1st three days after surgery for recipient
7    Post discharge consultation visits upto 1 month.
8    Drugs & consumables

Kidney transplant India Package excludes

1    Pre Operative Donor  Work ups & recipient preparation.
2    Patient Stay more than the limit included in package will be charges extra.
3    Corrective surgery if any, after transplant for complications or biopsy after 9 days
4    Any invasive cardiac imaging or intervention for heart disease that is required post operatively.
5    HLA typing or cross matching.
6    Diff of room rent will be charges additionally if the donor or recipient stays in higher category of ward other than included in package.
7    Medications & management of any pre existing illness like diobetes Mellitus, Hypertension T B Etc.
8    Consultation other than Urologist & nephrologist will be charged extra
9    Any equipment used will be charged extra

Documents required for getting kidney transplant in India

1. Donor from the family – Grandparents, parents, siblings, spouse, children who are above 18 years of age
2. Declaration certificate for the donor and the recipient from the country of Origin
3. Family tree
4. Birth Certificate / School certificate of Donor and Recipient
5. Identity proof of the immediate relative
6. Valid Medical Visa for Recipient & Donor- attested by the notary public
7. Attendant Visa for the Immediate relative- attested by the notary public


Donor Close Relative must be physically present for Authorization Committee Clearance.
If Donor unmarried – One of the Parents presence is essential.
If Donor Married – Presence of Spouse is essential.
In event of Parents not alive, Elder Brother / Sister / Son or Daughter to be physically present.

Documents to be prepared in India for Clearance from Authorization Committee (Once the donor is certified as a healthy donor)

1. Affidavits from Recipient, Donor and the immediate relative of the donor which should be attested by the Notary Public
2. Legal Forms
3. Donor & Recipient Performas
4. 20 passport size photographs of Recipient and Donor each
5. 5 Passport size photos of Immediate relative
6. NOC from the Embassy which is in India
7. (HLA / DNA Test is mandatory to establish relationship between Donor & Recipient & Donor Close Relative)
FOREX ADVISORY : Please note as per Government of India foreign exchange rules (FEMA) all patients / passengers travelling to India and carrying currency more than US $ 5000 or travellers cheques more than US $ 10000 are required to declare the same as per the Customs Declaration Form (CDF) and carry with them the CDF form as proof of currency brought into the country.
YELLOW FEVER ADVISORY : All patients and companions MUST carry a VALID YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CARD if coming from the designated Countries.
MEDICAL ADVISORY : Please carry your latest Medical reports  including Scans / X-Rays / Investigations (in paper or electronic-formats) along with the clinical opinion and estimates sent by the hospital to ensure medical information is available to the service provider on their arrival in India.

When an individual’s kidneys fail, three treatment options are available: hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation. Many patients feel that a successful kidney transplant provides a better quality of life because it allows greater freedom and often is associated with increased energy levels and a less restricted diet. In making a decision about whether this is the best treatment for you, you may find it helpful to talk to people who already have had a kidney transplant. You also need to speak to your doctor, nurse and family members.
A kidney transplant is a procedure performed to replace non-functioning kidneys with a healthy kidney from another person.

Are there different kinds of kidney transplants available?

Yes, There are two types of kidney transplants: those that come from living donors and those that come from unrelated donors who have died (non-living donors). A living donor may be someone in the patient’s family. It could be the patient’s spouse or close friend. In some cases, it could be a stranger who wishes to donate a kidney to anyone in need of a transplant. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types of kidney transplants. The surgeon and doctor discuss with patient’s before performing kidney transplant in India. There are a number of factors on which depends the type of transplantation that a patient requires.

Rejection rate for kidney transplant patients

The most important complication that may occur after transplant is rejection of the kidney. The body’s immune system guards against attack by all foreign matter, such as bacteria. This defense system may recognize tissue transplanted from someone else as “foreign” and act to combat this “foreign invader.”
You will need to take medications every day to prevent rejection of your new kidney. Additional treatment may be needed if a rejection episode occurs. Regular checkups at your transplant center will ensure early detection and treatment of rejection.

Diet after getting kidney transplant

Kidney transplants, like other treatments for kidney failure, often require following special diet guidelines. If you were on dialysis before, you may find this new diet less restricted. The length of time you must follow the special diet varies. Your progress will be followed closely, and your doctor and dietitian will change your diet as needed.

Any Complication post kidney transplant

A small number of people who undergo transplantation for certain kidney disease experience a return of the original disease after the transplant.

  1. High blood cholesterol level
  2. Liver disease
  3. Weakening of the bones
  4. Rejection
  5. Infection.
  6. Hypertension (high blood pressure) – An ominous sign that the kidney is not functioning properly
  7. Swelling or puffiness – A sign of fluid retention, usually in the arms, legs, or face
  8. Decreased urine output

Testimonial: Nigerian Kidney Transplant Patient in India

My sister was suffering from kidney failure for last couple of years. I showed her to local doctors in my home country Nigeria and they were of the opinion that my sister would need a kidney transplant surgery at the earliest without delay. But unfortunately there are no good hospital or facility for such surgery in my home country. Then I started to search for hospital outside my country for the treatment. The hospitals in UK quoted a huge amount for the treatment which was beyond my reach. Then one of my friends told me about India. She told that there are good hospitals and doctors in India and the cost is very low compared to other countries.

I searched on the internet about kidney transplant in India and I found Medicure Assist website. I filled up the form on the website with my query as they had already helped other patients with kidney transplant also. I got a call from their case manager and he told me to send the medical reports of my sister. I sent the reports by mail and the case manager got back to me with the doctor’s opinion, treatment plan and the treatment package details.

He was very kind, honest and explained me in detail about the package and traveling to India for Kidney transplant surgery. The kidney transplant treatment quote to me was affordable  and I was satisfied with the profile of the treating doctor and my interaction with him was very good. I decided to be the donor for my sister. Getting an Indian medical visa from Nigeria takes a lot of time. The case manager helped me with the passport, medical visa and the air tickets which saved a lot of my time and effort.

On the day I and my sister landed in India India, we were received by the hospital staff who came to receive us at the airport. They took us directly to the hospital and to our surprise a room was already booked for us. All our admission formalities were done in the room and we were made comfortable. I have never seen such caring services in hospitals back home in my country. I and my sister were seen by a team of doctors the next day and a series of tests were carried out. The surgery was planned and it went on successfully. Doctors were great and very polite. They explained everything very clearly. The best thing was the total cost of kidney transplant surgery in India was one fourth the cost in other country. And we didn’t not had to pay anything more.

We stayed in India for few more days for follow up. Overall it was a great experience. My sister is doing well and no longer requires the tr-weekly dialysis. I am extremely grateful to the doctors and Medicure staff. I thank everyone who helped me and my sister at every step of our treatment. I can say that I took a right decision by traveling to India for treatment”

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