Thursday, March 11, 2010

kidney donors no more likely to die than non-donors

From Bloomberg News' Nicole Ostrow...

People who donate a kidney in the U.S. don’t die any faster than nondonors long term, according to a large study that looked at donors over 15 years.

Within the first 90 days after surgery to donate a kidney, their death rate was slightly higher at 3 per 10,000, compared with less than 1 per 10,000 in healthy nondonors, according to research from Johns Hopkins University. Over 15 years, there was no difference...


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