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Living Kidney Donation Does Not Increase Risk of Death or Heart Disease for Older Adult Donors

By July 9, 2014October 17th, 2019No Comments

Source: Penn Medicine News, HealthDay, July 9, 2014

A study conducted by Peter Reese and colleagues recently found that kidney donors 55 and older had similar life expectancy and cardiovascular health as very healthy older people who did not donate their kidneys. “Our results provide valuable new data that can be used by transplant centers and physicians, and may well affect the decision-making for older patients considering donation,” says Reese.

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