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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Improving the understanding, detection, and management of kidney disease.

Choosing Not to Treat with Dialysis or Transplant

You may choose not to treat kidney failure with dialysis or a transplant. If you choose this path, you will still get care from your health care team. Your care may include:

It is your choice whether or not to start dialysis or seek a kidney transplant. Your health care provider can help you fully understand your options based on your health status.

Page last updated: July 10, 2013