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Does Donating a Kidney Shorten Your Lifespan?
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Does Donating a Kidney Shorten Your Lifespan?

Reasons not to donate a kidney
Mon, JAN. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Although donating a kidney is unlikely to take your life or increase the risk of heart disease or diabetes, a new study reveals that you may face an increased risk of some other health issues.

Scientists discovered that donors appear to be at higher risk for poor blood pressure and renal function than non-donors after reviewing earlier studies including over 100,000 living kidney donors. Female donors were also nearly twice as likely to develop pregnancy-related problems like preeclampsia.

"The study stresses the minimal but actual dangers of live kidney donation, as well as the significance of careful assessment and guidance for all living kidney donors," Dr. Emanuele Di Angelantonio stated.

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