Halachic Organ donor Society, P.O. box 693, New York, NY 10108-0693, Phone: 212-213-5087, Email: admin@hods.org

What are the Risks?

Before making the decision to become a living kidney donor, one should familiarize oneself with the risk involved so you can make a fully educated and informed decision.

Potential Surgical Complications
• Side effects associated with allergic reactions to the anesthesia
• Pneumonia
• Blood clots
• Hemorrhaging
• The need for blood transfusions
• Infection of the wound or urinary tract
• Graft failure
• Death- Death from kidney donation is very rare (about 3 in 10,000)
• Other unforeseen complications

Potential Long-term Complications of Living with One Kidney
• Increased risk of high blood pressure
• Increased incidence of kidney failure
• Possibility of injuring the remaining kidney
• Risk of developing a disease of the remaining kidney

Read the following 5 articles about the risk of live donation:
The long-term consequences of living-related or unrelated donation
Long-Term (20-37) Years) Follow-up of Living Kidney Donors
Living-Donor Kidney Transplantation A Review of the Current Practices
Laparoscopic Live Donor Nephrectomy

Kidney Donors Live Longer

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