What does donor pre-evaluation entail?

The kidney donor evaluation is an extensive physical exam that includes laboratory tests to check not only kidney function, but also the health of all the other organs. This includes diagnostic tests to check the function of the potential donor’s heart and general overall health. A psychosocial evaluation is also done to ensure that they can manage the emotional stress of donating a kidney as well as to make certain they are donating without any pressure from others.

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