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yaptne

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Kidney donation..!!risk??
« on: October 01, 2012, 11:12:01 AM »
I'm considering kidney donation for my wife,40 years old..She is a diabetic and both the kidneys are in trouble,needs an urgent kidney transplantation.And mine is matching with her,i am 45.  Are there any long-term risks?

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Re: Kidney donation..!!risk??
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 11:24:29 AM »
Research has shown that there's little long-term risk for kidney donation, provided you're carefully screened before becoming a donor.
You have to go  thorough medical exam to determine whether you're a good match for the recipient. And you'll be carefully checked to
make sure you don't have any health problems that by donating a kidney.
It involves a major surgery, and there are risks including bleeding and infection. After your kidney is removed (nephrectomy), you have
to take rest.By the time, your remaining kidney will enlarge as it takes on additional blood flow and filtration of wastes.
Don't worry about your issues later.Your long-term survival rate, quality of life, general health status and risk of kidney failure are about
the same as other people. Regular checkups, including monitoring of your kidney function and blood pressure, is must after kidney donation.