How successful are live donor kidney transplants?

Live donor kidney transplants are the best treatment for many people with end-stage kidney disease. 

Live donor kidney transplants have high success rates.

About 19 out of 20 kidneys transplanted from a living donor will be working well after 1 year. More than half of all kidneys transplanted from a living donor will still be working well after 20 years.

Most people have a longer, better life with a kidney transplant than with dialysis.