The kidneys are essential in managing your body's waste disposal, but that's not all they do. They regulate your blood pressure and help produce red blood cells, which are important to healthy circulation.
When the kidneys are damaged or diseased, their function breaks down. If it stops altogether, dialysis or a transplant is necessary.
Specialists at Geisinger have performed more than 1,000 kidney transplants since launching one of the region's first programs in 1981. Today, our surgeons are among only a few in the country using new techniques to remove a healthy kidney from a living donor.
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