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Live kidney donation; how safe is it for the donor?
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Dr. Reginald Gohh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Very safe if healthy
Live kidney donation has been utilzed for over 50 years to treat patients with kidney failure.
Long-term studies have shown no detriment in terms of longevity to the donor assuming that the donor is healthy at time of donation. This is whypotential donors have to undergo extensive evaulation prior to donation. Some studies have indicated an increased risk of hypertension in past kidney donors.

In brief: Very safe if healthy
Live kidney donation has been utilzed for over 50 years to treat patients with kidney failure.
Long-term studies have shown no detriment in terms of longevity to the donor assuming that the donor is healthy at time of donation. This is whypotential donors have to undergo extensive evaulation prior to donation. Some studies have indicated an increased risk of hypertension in past kidney donors.
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