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What is delayed graft function after a kidney transplant?

Delayed graft function is a condition that may happen right after a kidney transplant operation. This condition is when the kidney does not start working right away and may need dialysis for a few days or even a few weeks. Delayed graft function is not uncommon and does not mean that the kidney will not work. It may take a few days or even a few weeks for the kidney to start functioning properly.

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