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Comment & Response
July 2, 2014

Outcomes After Kidney Donation

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA. 2014;312(1):94. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.6111

To the Editor Dr Muzaale and colleagues1 reported the estimated lifetime risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in donors as 0.9% compared with 0.14% in healthy nondonors and 3.26% in unscreened nondonors (general population), an 8-fold higher cumulative incidence of ESRD in donors compared with healthy nondonor controls. These data are important for discussions with prospective donors, especially donors of African American descent who have the highest relative risk.