Health-related quality of life in kidney donors from the last five decades: results from the RELIVE study.

@article{Gross2013HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life in kidney donors from the last five decades: results from the RELIVE study.},
  author={Cynthia R. Gross and Emily E Messersmith and Barry A. Hong and Sheila G Jowsey and Cheryl D Jacobs and Brenda W. Gillespie and Sandra J. Taler and AJ. Matas and Alan Leichtman and Robert M. Merion and Hassan N. Ibrahim},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 11},
  pages={2924-34}
}
Live donation benefits recipients, but the long-term consequences for donors remain uncertain. Renal and Lung Living Donors Evaluation Study surveyed kidney donors (N = 2455; 61% women; mean age 58, aged 24-94; mean time from donation 17 years, range 5-48 years) using the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36). The 95% confidence intervals for White and African-American donors included or exceeded SF-36 norms. Over 80% of donors reported average or above average health for their age and sex (p < 0… CONTINUE READING