Living Kidney Donor Experience - What it's like to donate a kidney
Episode 74: Living Kidney Donor Experience - What it's like to donate a kidney. Briana Mohan and I discuss her experience being a living kidney donor, how she prepared, her experience and recovery, and how it has impacted her life.
Learn More about Living Kidney Donation from Briana:
Kidney Donation Recovery: First Days in the hospital: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmBtbLAy1mY
Kidney Donation Recovery Experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2b3nUUNe2g
Living kidney donation takes place when a living person donates a kidney for transplantation to another person who is experiencing kidney damage and reduced kidney function. The living kidney donor can be a family member, such as a parent, child, brother, or sister (living-related donation). Living kidney donation can come from someone who is emotionally related to the recipient, such as a good friend, spouse, or an in-law (living unrelated donation). Thanks to improved medications, a genetic link between the kidney donor and recipient is no longer required to ensure a successful transplant. In some cases, a living kidney donation may be from a stranger, which is called an anonymous or non-directed organ donation.
IMPORTANT: I AM NOT A DOCTOR. Patients should always be under the care of a physician and defer to their physician for any and all treatment decisions. This video is not meant to replace a physician's advice, supervision, and counsel. No information in the video should be construed as medical advice. The patient and a qualified physician should make all medical decisions. This video is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE.
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