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How Many Living Kidney Donors Were Obese Pre-Donation?

47,705 adult living kidney donors as reported to OPTN from 1999 to 2011 were analyzed using their pre-donation BMI (body mass index) 35.6% were normal weight. 40.5% were overweight 18.9% were mildly obese 4.2% were moderate to morbidly obese Overweight and mildly obese kidney donors have increased through time by 12% and 20% every 5 …

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63.6% of Living Kidney Donors Are Overweight

An analysis of the OPTN/UNOS database from 1999-2011 reveals that 63.6% of all living kidney donors were either overweight* or obese. (emphasis mine): “Overweight and mildly obese kidney donors have increased through time by 12% and 20% every 5 years, respectively “   Obesity is associated with numerous health risks, including Type 2 Diabetes and …

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Obesity (BMI of 35 or higher) Causing Potential Living Kidney Donor Rejections

Of 450 living kidney donor candidates, 398 were rejected for donation and 52 were approved. Candidates who were rejected had a mean BMI of 28.9 kg/m2, which was significantly higher than the mean 25.9 kg/m2¬†for the approved group, Of candidates approved for donation, only 11.5% were obese (BMI above 30) and 88.5% were non-obese (BMI …

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A Couple of Notes on the Obese Kidney Donor Issue

Last May, I wrote about a press release barrage from the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System that blatantly said American obesity was a problem because it interfered with the transplant industry’s ability to take their living donor kidneys. In August, the NY Times wrote an article framed around one gentlemen but spattered with …

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Obesity aka High BMI and Living Kidney Donation

A recent meta-analysis claims that high BMI (30 and above) does not affect the short-term results of living kidney donation (live donor nephrectomy). I took a look at the study, since it was being lauded in an online living donor group, and I want to copy/paste what I said there, here:   Like so many …

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