Direct donation was by far the most common type of donation amongst survey respondents. In this post, I take a closer look at the experience for those who participated in paired exchanges and donation chains.
In the final question of the survey, I asked "Do you have any other thoughts you'd like to share with the owners of this survey or others considering kidney donation?" Many did. This post includes a listing of direct quotes from living kidney donors.
11% of the survey respondents say they were treated for surgical complications during their initial hospital stay after their kidney donation. How do those complications impact recovery times, long term outcomes, and feelings about donation?
The time starting when you first came forward to tested through the day of the actual surgery can be long and incredibly stressful. I asked a few questions about the evaluation process and the stress experienced by prospective living donors.