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The unique situation where an individual's health is being assessed for the benefit of another raises both physical and psychological issues.
The roles of healthcare professionals are key to supporting the donor throughout the evaluation process, ensuring the experience is positive.
The drive to increase the number of living donor kidney transplants is partly in response to the international organ shortage and the superior results with transplantation of kidneys from living donors.1 There is worldwide consensus that live kidney donor safety is paramount due to …
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