How do kidney donors live out the rest of their lives other than experincing the immediate pain and recovery after?

Kidney donor life. Most kidney donors live long uncomplicated lives after they donate one of their kidneys. The remaining kidney grows in size and donors got along just well on one kidney. If they had some serious long-term consequences of donating their kidneys, it would be rather hard to find willing related donors and fewer patients would have renal transplants.