Consequences of donation
Studies do not show any significant long term risks after donation. Donors may be at a slightly higher risk of developing high blood pressure, and there is a small risk of developing kidney failure, but this risk is not higher than the general population of the same demographic.
In general, most donors enjoy good health due to the close medical monitoring and the healthy lifestyle they must follow.
Each case is unique and depends greatly on the donor's previous medical and psychological history, and how well they take care of themselves and follow medical advice after the donation.
The above is a quick guide and frequently asked questions about donation, designed to give you GENERAL information. The kidney transplant coordinator is available to guide and provide you with more detailed answers about any of the phases of donation and will assist you in meeting with the physicians and surgeons on the team if you wish to proceed to a more detailed consultation.