Should kidney transplant programs provide long-term follow-up of living kidney donors?

A number of single-center studies show that living kidney donation is associated with minimal morbidity and mortality. Consequently, many living kidney donor programs have not considered long-term follow-up of living kidney donors to be necessary.

However, some data suggest that living kidney donors may experience hypertension and proteinuria. In addition, the psychosocial risk to donors has received relatively little attention.

Renal & Urology News would like to know what our physician readers think about the need for long-term follow-up of living kidney donors, so please answer the following poll question:


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