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Dr. Dorry Segev Investigates Health Risks Associated with Kidney Donation

Mar 09
2010

Dr. Dorry Segev Investigates Health Risks Associated with Kidney Donation

Dorry Segev, MD, PhD, was featured in a March 9th, 2010, US News & World Report article that reported on the conclusion of a study on the health risks and mortality associated with kidney donation. Dr. Segev found that kidney donors live as long as, or longer than, non-donors, even though the risk of death from the operation is 3.1 per 10,000 donors. After a year, however, a kidney donor’s risk of dying becomes lower than a non-donor’s, one speculated reason being that a donor cares more about his health when he only has a single kidney left. Dr.…


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