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What are my risks if I donate a kidney?
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Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: If healthy zero
If you are healthy ( ie no diabetes, no hypertension, no kidney disease, no cancer history.
...) you risk is almost zero. Usually kidney donors are healthier then the general population and are followed by physician closely. Hypertension and protein in the urine happen rarely. A donor usually undergoes an extensive workup before being considered to donate.

In brief: If healthy zero
If you are healthy ( ie no diabetes, no hypertension, no kidney disease, no cancer history.
...) you risk is almost zero. Usually kidney donors are healthier then the general population and are followed by physician closely. Hypertension and protein in the urine happen rarely. A donor usually undergoes an extensive workup before being considered to donate.
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