Kidney Donors Suffer More Pain

The authors compared 30 living kidney donors with 30 other individuals who underwent a nephrectomy (kidney removal) because of a tumor.

They found that living kidney donors experienced more pain than the comparison group, and they asked for (and were given) more pain medications.
Wang, J., Fu, Y., Yuan, T., & Wang, N. (2015). Comparison of Postoperative Analgesic Requirements in Living Donors and Patients Undergoing Similar Surgical Procedures Transplantation Proceedings, 47 (6), 1896-1900 DOI: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.04.088

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