A kidney transplant is when a healthy kidney and ureter from someone else is put into your body. This is done when your kidneys fail. The new kidney will help take over the job of your diseased kidneys. Many people prefer to have a transplant instead of dialysis. If you have a working transplant, you will not need dialysis. Your doctor can help you decide what treatment is best for you. A kidney transplant is a treatment, not a cure. You’ll feel healthier and have more energy.