Category Archive: Psychosocial Risks

Psychological, emotional, sociological and financial risks of living donation.

1 in 10 Living Kidney Donors Report Negative Outcome

The RELIVE study is a poor substitute for comprehensive, mandatory living donor follow-up, but in the US where the healthcare system is capitalistic and money buys political influence, RELIVE is all we’ve got. So, with a 36% response rate (dismal), the researchers found that 1 in 10 (10%) of living kidney donors report at least …

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Potential Kidney Donors Are Ambivalent

According to this Irish transplant center. 15.5% of potential LKDs voluntarily writhdrew from the evaluation process. However, the number is actually higher than they’re reporting. Apparently, In Ireland, if multiple potential LKDs come forward for a recipient and they are all acceptable blood and HLA matches, only *one* is permitted to continue with the evaluation …

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Psychiatric Complications in Living Liver Donors

The authors studiedĀ 142 donors who underwent live-donor liver transplantation at Nagoya University Hospital between April 2004 and July 2014. None of the living donors had pre-existing psychological complaints prior to donation.   4.2% developed psychiatric complaints after donation, including major depressive disorder, panic disorder, conversion disorder, and substance use disorder. (my emphasis) “all donors received …

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Resilience and Quality of Life in Living Kidney Donors

Resilience, according to various sources on the net, is described as an ability to recover quickly from misfortune, change or difficulty; moderating the negative effects of stress, and promoting adaptation.   In this study, 161 potential living kidney donors took the RS-13 (Short version of the Resilience Scale), which “measures the competence to moderate the …

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Living As My Sister’s Keeper

The Establishment published this essay a couple of weeks ago, entitled Of Kin and Kidney Transplants: Living As My Sister’s Keeper. It juxtaposes the Herrick transplant with a personal narrative, interspersed with research about risks. (It’s much more impactful and entertaining than it sounds, I promise). Please read and share with everyone who needs to …

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