n South African Journal of Surgery - Laparoscopic kidney donation - giving in the best way possible : editorial
|Article Title||Laparoscopic kidney donation - giving in the best way possible : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town, 2 University of Cape Town, 3 University of Cape Town, 4 Groote Schuur Hospital, 5 Groote Schuur Hospital and 6 Groote Schuur Hospital|
|Publication Date||Jun 2014|
|Pages||34 - 35|
Living related donor kidney transplantation is extremely safe for the donor (mortality <0.03%), offers excellent outcomes for the recipient, and is the standard of care for the treatment of end-stage kidney disease. As an operation, donor nephrectomy is unique in that the donor gains nothing other than emotional satisfaction. The primary objective is therefore to ensure the safety of donors and enable a prompt return to their previous level of activity without affecting their quality of life.
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