Push to better track living kidney donors' long-term health
WASHINGTON (AP) — The big unknown when someone donates a kidney: The long-term health consequences. Now the U.S. is taking a step toward finally tracking how living donors fare over decades — just as candidates are getting some new cautions to consider.
Specialists insist the surgery seldom brings serious complications for the donor. What happens later in life is less certain.
British researchers reported Monday that living kidney donors are more likely to develop later kidney failure than non-donors — and female donors may experience a pregnancy complication, problematic high blood... read more
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