After kidney transplant, do patients require complete isolation for 3 months?

Post date: June 11, 2012
After a kidney transplant, we ask that the recipient of the kidney stay away from people who may have an infection, but we do not isolate them into a room. They are generally discharged from the hospital within 3 to 5 days and may live at home with a family but avoid contact with people who may harbor an infection. Infection is a common complication in the first 6 months after receiving a kidney transplant.