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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Division of Transplantation

Your General Health

The immunosuppressive medications you must take to prevent rejection of the kidney may make you more susceptible to infections, especially within the first three (3) months after the transplant. During this time, you should maintain good personal hygiene and avoid large crowds or people who are ill with colds, flu or any other contagious conditions.

You should be as active as you can be and can start a walking program soon after discharge.