Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: I have 2 concerns about the
study by Dr Goyal and colleagues.1 First,
although the authors documented worsening health in subjects after kidney
donation, such a result may have occurred among extremely poor people even
in the absence of donation. However, the authors did not obtain data on the
health of those who contemplated donation but did not or could not.
Chandra A. Consequences of Selling a Kidney in IndiaConsequences of Selling a Kidney in India. JAMA. 2003;289(6):697. doi:10.1001/jama.289.6.697-a