Selection and Postoperative Care of the Living Donor

Dianne LaPointe Rudow, Karen M. Warburton

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Abstract

Live organ donors typically consult their primary care providers when considering live donation and then return for follow-up after surgery and for ongoing primary care. Live liver and kidney transplants are performed routinely as a method to shorten the waiting time for a recipient, provide a healthy organ for transplant, and increase recipient survival. Careful medical and psychosocial evaluation of the potential donor is imperative to minimize harm. This evaluation must be performed by an experienced live donor medical team. Routine health care with careful attention to weight maintenance, cardiovascular health, and prevention of diabetes and hypertension is paramount.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-611
Number of pages13
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Volume100
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2016

Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • Follow-up
  • Kidney
  • Live donor
  • Liver
  • Outcomes

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