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Who Pays for Complications from Kidney Donation Surgery?

Jessica Coleman, RN, Lead Kidney Paired Exchange Coordinator, AdventHealth Transplant Institute at Porter

Most people who become kidney donors do not experience any major complications with the surgery or recovery. It is a very straightforward procedure and one of the safest types of surgery. According to a recent study by the Mayo Clinic, only 2.5% of people who donated a kidney via laparoscopic surgery at the Mayo Clinic

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My Kidney Donor Story: Deserra Lewis

Deserra Lewis

Before this experience, I did not know anything about living kidney donation. My father-in-law was in need of a kidney transplant, so 10 or 11 months ago, we all started the process to see if we were matches. No one in the family was a match. At that point, I just thought, well, I tried.

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