Living Donor Risks Living Kidney Donor

Factor in post kidney donation recovery

A study of 259 living kidney donors found that pre-donation urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) affected post-donation kidney function.

“…age, preoperative eGFR, and 1-month postoperative UACR were highly predictive of delayed recovery of renal function”

“Donors with higher preoperative UACR levels require close observation because they have a greater possibility of developing MA [microalbuminuria] after donation, even if it is within the normal range. Higher UACR levels were also associated with delayed recovery of renal function and histologic abnormalities.”


One reply on “Factor in post kidney donation recovery”

I donated my kidney in 2009. I was a perfect match for my dad who was suffering with PKD. B neg blood types, our antibodies lined up. No one ever told me my GFR would go from perfect to below 65. Has alarmed my doctor a few times when it hit the 50’s. I am a social drinker, I do not smoke, live a healthy lifestyle, and do not take Nsaids. I also have adrenal insufficiency and take daily 500mg of L-Tyrosine. I have a worry in the back of my head that this kidney I have left is not going to be able to keep up.
Donor please beware. Ally~

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