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Living Donor several years post op out there?

Anyone here several years post-op as a donor? I am considering donating a kidney if I qualify. I would love to hear from donors how they do overall long term. Thank you so much.

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I donated in 2015. No problems at all. Thank you for your consideration to be a donor. You would truly be saving a life. The potential donor has a medical team separate from the potential recipient. The donor teams job is to make certain that you are healthy enough to become a donor. You would have many tests to assure your safety. Also a social worker. If you donate you would have follow up care for two years at the center and then follow up with your family doctor each year. Ask any specific questions. Thanks

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I am slated to donate in December. I have spoken to many who have donated. Some recent others 9 years ago. All have no issues what so ever. Only one person had some minor issues after surgery which caused him to have a bit longer hospital stay and a bit longer recovery. All the rest were out of the hospital in 3 days and back to work two to three weeks after surgery. Best of luck on your journey.

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Are you donating for someone? I would love it if you could donate for my husband. Even if you wouldn't be a match, he would still get a kidney. Please let me know your thoughts

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So generous of you. My husband is in need of a kidney and is on dialysis. You truly are saving a life. IF you want to do it in his name that would be awesome too!

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I've had three (!) donors in my life, two over 15 years ago. All three are doing great. Thank you for considering being a donor. The screening process prevents anyone with a health condition of nay kind from donating - donors tend to live longer than non-donors for this reason! Good luck with your decision - it is a profound, life-changing gift for you and your recipient!

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My husband received his 1st kidney transplant from him sister 16 years and my sister-in-law (his 1st donor) has had no kidney donation related issues. She was my inspiration, as I donated my kidney to my husband in August:) I'm happy to offer any recommendations or words of wisdom from my experience. What I will tell you is that I would donate another if I had one to!

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