Kidney Donation Risks
More than 6,800 living donors in the United States donated a kidney in 2019 (Source: OPTN), and while kidney donation surgery (nephrectomy) is generally a safe procedure, it is not without risks.
If you are considering becoming a kidney donor and wondering about the risks of donating a kidney, below you will find a comprehensive overview of kidney donation risks.
Read more on the long-term risks of donating a kidney:
- Journal of the American Society of Nephrology – 2015
Reassessing Medical Risk in Living Kidney Donors
- Journal of the American Medical Association – 2014
Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease Following Live Kidney Donation
- New England Journal of Medicine – 2009
Long-Term Consequences of Kidney Donation