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What are the risks involved in kidney donations?

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Overall none

There can be some post operative complications sometimes, though not concerning and are related to surgery itself.
Over all survival is same in the long term with some increase in bp, more often in black patients. Black and hispanic patients can develop more chronic kidney disease.

In brief: Overall none

There can be some post operative complications sometimes, though not concerning and are related to surgery itself.
Over all survival is same in the long term with some increase in bp, more often in black patients. Black and hispanic patients can develop more chronic kidney disease.
Dr. Alok Agrawal
Dr. Alok Agrawal
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Dr. W. james Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Varies

In the U.S., ~6,000 living donor surgeries are performed yearly.
In most cases, the donor surgery is safe and the donors get discharged home after 48 hours. However, it is a surgery that requires general anesthesia and the mortality rate associated with the surgery is approximately 0.02-0.03%. An informed decision needs to be made after a thorough donor evaluation when a donor several RFs.

In brief: Varies

In the U.S., ~6,000 living donor surgeries are performed yearly.
In most cases, the donor surgery is safe and the donors get discharged home after 48 hours. However, it is a surgery that requires general anesthesia and the mortality rate associated with the surgery is approximately 0.02-0.03%. An informed decision needs to be made after a thorough donor evaluation when a donor several RFs.
Dr. W. james Chon
Dr. W. james Chon
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