Category Archive: Living Donor Misinformation

living donor misinformation and propaganda

Kidney Donors’ Risk of End-stage Renal Disease – AGAIN

Recently, a media blitz heralded the arrival of an end-stage renal disease prediction calculator for potential living kidney donors, backed up by a prestigious publication in the New England Journal of Medicine. I glanced at the study, noticed that it used the “woefully incomplete” and “useless” OPTN database, and it only pulled living kidney donors …

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About Kelly Ripa’s Living Kidney Donor Remark

My twitter comments (yes, I miscounted):    

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Open Letter to Luis Fabregas

Last month, Luis Fabregas from the Pittsburgh Tribune penned this article¬†about the implementation of OPTN’s newest living donor evaluation requirements. I sent Mr. Fabregas my thoughts on his article, but he declined to respond. Here’s what I wrote:   Luis, I’ve been following your articles on transplant related issues for a number of years. While …

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Shipping Living Donor Kidneys Is Just Fine

It’s not unusual to hear of a potential living kidney donor traveling to their would-be recipient’s transplant center for testing and surgery. While this benefits the transplant center (money & convenience), it can be harmful to the living donor. Some transplant centers discourage living donors from choosing a transplant center closer to their residence, reasoning …

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How Not to Define Safety, Transplant Industry

The focus of this Egyptian transplant center study was the 8 living kidney donors who experienced kidney failure, as opposed to their overall 2000 LKDs. In the discussion section, however, the authors talked about *all* the donors, saying that 22% developed hypertension. Let’s remember, hypertension is second to diabetes in causing kidney failure.   Then …

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