Welcome to the East of Scotland Renal Transplant Unit

The East of Scotland Renal Transplant Unit is service within the Edinburgh Transplant Centre based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. The Unit provides kidney transplantation services for suitable patients in Scotland.

Kidney Transplantation

A kidney transplant is a major surgical procedure involving the placement of a healthy kidney taken either from a deceased donor or a living donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly. A person can have a normal life living with one kidney.

Living Kidney Donation

Living kidney donation is the removal of one kidney from a living donor which is transplanted into a patient whose kidneys no longer function properly. The donor can lead a normal life with one functioning kidney. For more information about living kidney donation, have a look at the Living Kidney Donation pages.

Useful Information

The following leaflets have been designed to help answer any questions you may have about kidney transplantation:

You will also find some information on the Your Kidney Transplant and the General Information pages.

For further information relating to kidney diseases and renal unit protocols, please visit EdRen for further information.

Contacting Us

If you would like to contact us, please go to our Contact Page for details. You will also find the contact details for the other Units with the Edinburgh Transplant Centre.