Every year, more than 6000 individuals in the USA undergo a live kidney donation on behalf of someone who needs a kidney transplant. Most of us are born with two kidneys, and we can choose to donate one if necessary. But is it it safe to do this, and if you donate one kidney will your long-term survival decrease?
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University examined the outcomes of more than 80,000 live kidney donors and discovered that after an average follow-up of 6 years, there was no difference between the group of those who donated and the control group.
PostiveTip: If you are in good health and are asked to donate a kidney, it would be not only very kind, but reasonable and safe as well.