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June 9, 2010

Perioperative Mortality and Long-term Survival in Live Kidney Donors

JAMA. 2010;303(22):2248-2250. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.729

To the Editor: Dr Segev and colleagues1 provided some assurance that appropriately selected living kidney donors can have a normal life span despite removal of a kidney. However, a word of caution is in order regarding the conclusion that “the current practice of live kidney donation should continue to be considered a reasonable and safe modality for addressing the profound shortage in deceased donor organs.”

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