n South African Journal of Surgery - Laparoscopic kidney donation - giving in the best way possible - : editorial

Volume 52, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



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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