Before reading the linked article, remember that many aspects of living donor evaluation, care and consequences have never been adequately documented or studied. So, those very real issues won’t be included or considered (the authors admit as much in their abstract), which results in yet *another* incomplete and tragically flawed guidance document.
Why bother posting it? Well, because it’s important to see if any progress has been made at all. Plus, prospective living donors should be aware of what to expect from their transplant centers.
Keep in mind that transplant centers, essentially, make up their own rules in terms of what is, and isn’t, an acceptable living donor. Theoretically, a potential LKD could receive a much higher standard of care at one center as opposed to another. Frankly, I find that scary as hell.