Kidney Donors Face Long Term Health Problems
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People who donate a kidney may be at risk for some long-term health problems.
Researchers in England followed over 100-thousand living kidney donors.
Over time, donors had a higher risk of high blood pressure and poor kidney function than non-donors.
Female donors were twice as likely to develop pre-eclampsia during pregnancy.
But there was no evidence that living kidney donors had a higher risk of heart disease diabetes or early death.