Emotional and Financial Experiences of Kidney Donors over the past 50 Years: the RELIVE Study

Most kidney donors view their experience positively, but some donors experience negative outcomes related to donation. Researchers from the Renal and Lung Living Donors Evaluation Study (RELIVE) recently published findings in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) that examine the factors that shape these outcomes for living kidney donors.

What is life like after you donate a kidney?

The decision to donate a kidney can alter a person’s life. In many cases, the donation can save the life of a loved one. But there has been little research on the psychological and emotional impact on the person who decides to give his or her kidney. New findings from Arbor Research shed light on the level of satisfaction that kidney donors have with their lives after donation.

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