• A child older than 2 years of age can get an adult kidney, as long as the kidney fits in their body.
  • The new kidney is usually placed in the child’s lower right side of the stomach area.
  • In smaller children, the new kidney is placed in the middle of the child’s stomach area.
  • The child’s own kidneys are usually not removed.
  • The surgeon will use the donor’s ureter (the tube that the urine passes through) and attach it to the child’s bladder.
  • This surgery can take about four hours.