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Is a kidney donation healthy for the donor?

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In brief: Caveat emptor

There is risk in everything but it truely is the gift of life.

In brief: Caveat emptor

There is risk in everything but it truely is the gift of life.
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
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Dr. W. James Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Depends

A living kidney donor is undergoing a surgery he or she does not need and needs to weigh the potential risks he/she is willing to take.
In the U.S., the mortality rate associated with the donor nephrectomy is 0.02-0.03% and the rate of major complication is 3-6%.

In brief: Depends

A living kidney donor is undergoing a surgery he or she does not need and needs to weigh the potential risks he/she is willing to take.
In the U.S., the mortality rate associated with the donor nephrectomy is 0.02-0.03% and the rate of major complication is 3-6%.
Dr. W. James Chon
Dr. W. James Chon
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