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Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Aug;89(8):1126-9. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2014.04.002. Epub 2014 May 24.

The consequences of chronic kidney disease mislabeling in living kidney donors.

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1
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA. Electronic address: clenihan@stanford.edu.
2
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA.

Abstract

Despite numerous studies that substantiate its long-term safety, barriers to kidney donation persist. These include issues of insurability after donation and its consequent financial and emotional burdens. We present 2 cases in which mislabeling of kidney donors as having chronic kidney disease shortly after kidney donation adversely affected their insurability. A concerted effort should be made to affect public policy such that insurability and the psychosocial well-being of living donors are protected.

PMID:
24867395
PMCID:
PMC5096430
DOI:
10.1016/j.mayocp.2014.04.002
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