Most people are in hospital for 5–7 days after their operation.
How long you stay in hospital depends on how fit and healthy you are, how your body responds to your new kidney and if there are any problems after your operation.
Many recipients feel better soon after the operation. This is often because they were very unwell before the operation and feel much better as soon as they get a new kidney.
Before you are discharged from hospital, you will need to know the names of your medicines and how to take them every day.
The hospital pharmacist or your transplant co-ordinator will talk to you about these medicines so you know when to take them and how to take them.